Comprising academics from across the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Novel Network examines the novel from a range of disciplinary perspectives: from the literary critical to the socio-historical, philosophical and ethnographic.
Our group supports the work of the postgraduate Novel Studies Reading Group, which meets across semesters for detailed discussion of specific authors or novel theorists.
Core members of the Novel Network, Frow, Hardie and Smith, edit the Oxford University Press series Approaches to the Novel.
The Novel Network is formally affiliated (via a Memorandum of Understanding) with the Society for Novel Studies in the United States.
The Novel Network runs conferences, masterclasses and reading groups and has generated numerous publications. These events and publications not only showcase the work of its members, but provide valuable training for its postgraduate student and future academic members.
Frow, J., Hardie, M., Smith, V. (2020). The Bildungsroman: form and transformations. Textual Practice, 34(12). [More Information]
Cogle, J., Fischer, N., Saleh Rofail, L., Smith, V. (2018). Portable Prose: The Novel and the Everyday. À?>: Lexington Books. [More Information]
Frow, J., Smith, V. (2017). The Prosaic Imaginary. Novel, 50(1). [More Information]
Smith, V., Frow, J. (2016). Novel Worlds. Journal of Language, Literature and Culture, 63(2-3). [More Information]
The Novel Network is made up of academics and researchers from across the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. We welcome the opportunity to connect with other researchers in various and similar disciplines.