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After the Realist Novel: Literary Narrative, 1880-1914
ENGL 246 SP
With the waning of the cultural power and publishing might of the three-volume Victorian realist novel (works such as Middlemarch and Bleak House), there emerged a variety of new types of literary narratives that
new themes and put into practice new understandings of literature, narrative, art, and society. This course examines a wide range of these texts, including ultra-realist or "naturalist" fiction, short stories by "new
writers, proto-modernist and modernist novels and novellas, and "genre" fiction such as science fiction, adventure stories, detective fiction, and children's literature. We will explore this remarkable proliferation in
subjects and forms of prose narrative and seek to understand how it related to the social, economic, and philosophical landscape of late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century Britain.
Anthony Trollope, BARCHESTER TOWERS
Thomas Hardy, MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE
E. M. Forster, A ROOM WITH A VIEW
Henry James, THE AMBASSADORS
James Joyce, DUBLINERS
George Gissing, THE ODD WOMEN
H. G. Wells,
THE TIME MACHINE
Works by Joseph Conrad, Olive Schreiner, Vernon Lee, Arthur Morrison, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Oscar Wilde.
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
One in-class presentation; one research paper (25 pages).
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
This course fulfills the English Department's research requirement for honors thesis writers.
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- Instructor(s): Weiner,Stephanie Kuduk
- Times: ..T.R.. 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: BTFDA414;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 34)
- SR. major: 12 Jr. major: 12
- SR. non-major: 3 Jr. non-major: 3 SO: 4 FR: X
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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