Course Description for History of the Later British Novel
History of the Later British Novel
Description: This course will focus on the British novel from 1800 to the present. Topics, themes, and genres will vary. Areas of exploration include the following: (1) the cultural forces leading to the rise of Victorian social realism; (2) novelistic representations of the British Empire as it expanded through the 19th century and contracted in the 20th; (3) the cultural forces leading to the rise of modernist realism and its new representations of selfhood; (4) the expansion of print culture and new media and their impact on the novel; (5) developments in narrative technique and structure.
Repeatability: This course may be taken more than once for up to 6 credits.