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The Victorian Novel
ENGL 227
Fall 2012 not offered

Students will study the narrative conventions and figurative tropes that are now wholly naturalized as the form of "the novel." We will study theories of the novel. We will study the Victorian publishing industry to consider how it shaped the novel form, and, conversely, how novelists actively created new forms. How did these novels get to be so long? What kind of worlds do they create? How does characterization work? How is it that we still read them avidly and consume them as television costume dramas and Hollywood movies? What do these novels do in the world?
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Literature)

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