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Douglas Biow, Director MEZ 3.126, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-3470

Spring 2006

EUS 361 • European Novel

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
34800 MWF
10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Course Description

"European novel": is the formula a redundancy, or the description of but one historical, continental subset of a modern genre of world literature? This course will examine both the roots of the novel in European literary history and the changing parameters of Europe over the last several centuries. Colonialism, social upheaval and political revolution, the formation of modern states in the 19th century, world wars, and the controversial consolidation of the European Union in the last decades of the 20th century will provide the background and premises for our readings of a selection of European novels, both classical and contemporary

Grading Policy

Quizzes: 25%

Midterm Paper: 20%

End of Term Paper: 25%

Panel Presentation: 10%

Attendance and Participation: 20%


Victor Hugo, Notre Dame of Paris

Jules Verne, Around the World in Eighty Days

Joseph Conrad, The Secret Agent

Thomas Mann, Death in Venice

Marcel Proust, Swann's Way

Alfred D õblin, Berlin Alexanderplatz: The Story of Franz Biberkopf

Additional readings: electronic and Xerox (available at Jenns


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