Courses: The Novel (ENGLB288001)

Spring 2014

Class Number: 1191
This course will explore the multi-vocal origins of the novel in English and the ways in which its rapid development parallels changes in reading, vision, thought, and self-perception. The course will trace the novel’s evolution from its 17th-century beginnings in romance, spiritual autobiography, and travel literature; through its emergence as a middle-class mode of expression in the 18th century; to its period of cultural dominance in the Victorian era; and to modernist and postmodern experimentation. In studying the novel’s historical, cultural, and formal dimensions, the course will discuss the significance of realism, parody, characters, authorship, and the reader.
Div: III; Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI); Haverford: Humanities (HU)
Enrollment Limit: 30;

Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1191 Div: III; CI;


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TTH 9:45am-11:15am