English 180N

The Novel

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2014 Gordon, Zachary
MWF 12-1 213 Wheeler

Book List

Austen, Jane: Pride and Prejudice; Calvino, Italo: If on a winter’s night a traveler; DeLillo, Don: White Noise; Fitzgerald, F. Scott: The Great Gatsby; Flaubert, Gustave: A Sentimental Education; James, Henry: The Portrait of a Lady; Morrison, Toni: Jazz; Woolf, Virginia: To the Lighthouse


A survey of the novel, this course will cover eight examples of the genre from the beginning of the 19th century to the end of the 20th, with a focus on the representation of subjectivity and history. Readings will include selections from novel theory. Students will be responsible for two short essays, a midterm, and a final exam.

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