The Novel and Portraiture|
Fall 2006 not offered
Can a person be preserved in the form of a novel? Do you treat a novel as you would a human being? We'll look at novels conceived as portraits, novels about portrait-painting, as well as novels that depict other techniques for making human images---dolls, pets, zombies, etc. We will also pay some attention to conventions for representing human beings in other media, such as caricature, design, and painting.
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|Course Format: Lecture/Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Readings will include texts by Behn, Defoe, Hogarth, Richardson, Burney, Walpole, Sterne, Radcliffe, Austen, James and others.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Three papers (5-8pp.); take-home final.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course meets the department's pre-1800 requirement.
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