Studies in the Novel
This is a study of the origins and development of the novel as a distinct literary form, examining the aesthetic, philosophical, and social concerns that inform selected works from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. The course focuses on representative American and British novels.
|“||Name me any great novel you’ve ever read that didn’t bore you in part while reading it the first time. A great novel has a consciousness that’s new first. And any time we undergo that, we get bored because we have to withdraw and digest this new consciousness before we can go back to it.||”|
|— Norman Mailer, 2001 interview|
|“||[Novels] are of a more familiar Nature; Come near us, and represent to us Intrigues in Practice, delight us with Accidents and odd Events, but not such as are wholly unusual or unpresidented, such which being not so distant from our Belief bring also the pleasure nearer us. Romances give more Wonder, Novels more Delight.||”|
|— William Congreve|
A specific course description is coming soon.
|Term||CRN||Class||Day and Time||Room|
|Spring 2021||21846||ENGL 3700.02||TR 11–12:15 (H-OL )||PSC-258|