ENG 312 The Early English Novel
Content: The process by which, over the course of the 18th century, the novel became Britain's preeminent genre. Topics include the relation of novel to romance, debates over the morality of fiction, claims of novels not to be novels, women as readers and writers, and the period's various subgenres (e.g., epistolary novel, gothic novel, sentimental novel). Authors include Aphra Behn, Daniel Defoe, Eliza Haywood, Samuel Richardson, Henry Fielding, Charlotte Lennox, Laurence Stern, Horace Walpole, Frances Burney, Jane Austen.
Restrictions: Junior standing required.
Usually offered: Alternate Years, spring semester.
Semester credits: 4.