Faculty of Arts
The Novel, the Native and the New
Innovation and novelty were part and parcel of a genre that would, eventually, be aptly labelled "The Novel" in Britain. Until about 1780, however, the term “novel” remained a slightly derogatory slur set upon demeaning the new genre’s staying power by dismissing, rather than celebrating, its innovations. This course will look at the development of the English novel during the “long eighteenth century”, focusing on the new worlds and ideas opened up by travel, women’s writing and print culture expansion during the period from 1688 to 1818.
Coursework + exam
ENGLISH 308: 15.0 points
30 points at Stage II in English