ENGC39: The Early Novel in Context

ENGC39 The Early Novel in Context: Old book volume backed by postmodern painting



Course Name: The Early Novel in Context

Instructor: Prof. Anne Milne

Course Description: Are you interested in the "Victorian Novel"? Pffft. Lol! Realism, who needs it? In talking about the 18th century novel, “A formal free-for-all” and “Proto post-modern” are the operative phrases. Novels for this course will include the racy Love in Excess by Eliza Haywood, the ‘nasty woman’ autobiographical romp that is Daniel Defoe’s Moll Flanders, the ‘recommended by Jane Austen’ Evelina by Frances Burney, and the anonymous 1808 novel, The Woman of Colour that Broadview Press describes as a “literary account of a black heiress’ life immediately after the abolition of the British slave trade”. And then we tangle with the obsession that is the gothic…

Note: This course is “Certified Pamela-free.” (Don't worry if you don't know what this means or why it matters. You soon will!)

Course Features: This counts as a pre-1900 credit. You can explore your specific program requirements in our Programs & Courses section.

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