English 125C

Upper Division Coursework: The European Novel

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2006 Banfield, Ann
Banfield, Ann
TTh 3:30-5 213 Wheeler

Other Readings and Media

Conrad, J.: Under Western Eyes; Flaubert, G.: Sentimental Education; Fontane, T.: Effie Briest; Mann, T.: The Magic Mountain; Stendhal: The Charterhouse of Parma; Tolstoy, L.: War and Peace; Turgenev, I.: Fathers and Children. (One book may be dropped from the reading list.)


This course focuses on the European novel of education or formation (Bildungsroman), the novel whose protagonist is a student. We will be interested, among other things, in the meeting between the student and history, usually in the form of a revolutionary movement.

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