Department of English
& Foreign Languages
The Center for Writers
Modern English Novel
Course Description: This course is an in-depth survey of the novel in English from the late
Victorian period to the present.
Course Objectives: This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the
history of the British novel since 1890. The class will address such issues as the nature of
modernism and postmodernism, the relationship between text and social context, the
connection between popular and elite literary forms, and the novel's response to
twentieth-century literary theory.
Course Requirements: Students are expcted to complete all reading assignments by the time
of the class for which they are listed on the syllabus. Some additional reserve reading may be
assigned. Students will be required to do an in-class presentation. Written work will include
a reading journal, a paper, a midterm, and a final.
Maintained by Dr. Margery Kingsley. Designed by Heidi Wellnitz.
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