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Willamette University

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Salem, Oregon 97301

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ENGL 353 The Early Novel (1)

Study of the development of the novel in Britain, from Restoration-era spiritual autobiography, fable, and romance to Jane Austen's psychological realism. Attention to questions of form, genre, and canon-formation, as well as the novel's intervention in debates about courtship, domesticity, and female authorship, middle-class individualism and national community, reason and feeling, empiricism and enchantment, and the social value of reading.

Prerequisite: A 100- or 200-level English course in literature

  • Offering: Alternate years
  • Instructor: Menely