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After the Realist Novel: Literary Narrative, 1880-1914
ENGL 246
Spring 2007 not offered

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 addressed 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 women" 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 the subjects and forms of prose narrative and seek to understand how it related to the social, economic, and philosophical landscape of late-19th and early-20th-century Britain.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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