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Martin Kevorkian, Chair CAL 226, Mailcode B5000, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4991

Fall 2006

E 327 • The English Novel in the Eighteenth Century

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
35310 TTh
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
PAR 204

Course Description

This course will explore the variety of 18th-century novel forms through the works of the authors listed below. We will be looking both at the kinds of subjects (private, public, legal, gendered) and the kinds of narratives (romance, journal, sensational, quixotic) that successfully engaged the attention of the 18th-century reading public. We will also be asking why certain forms of the novel became representative, while other forms languished, critically speaking, outside the official "history of the novel."

Grading Policy

Three papers (all revised) (4-5 pp. each) 20% each
Six reading quizzes 40%


(subject to change):
Various short stories and novellas by Aphra Behn, Eliza Haywood and Delarivier Manley
Daniel Defoe, Moll Flanders
Henry Fielding, Jonathan Wild
Maria Edgeworth, The Absentee
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park


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