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ENGL2654: Novel Worlds

This unit of study explores the rise of novel reading in English as an educative, aesthetic and passionate practice from the 17th century to the present. The unit moves chronologically to examine how novels and the world came to be understood as mutually constitutive, how novels create and sustain attachments amongst their readers, how the genre of the novel became available for interrogations of national, gendered, racial, sexual and class identity, of liberty and intellectual emancipation, and of pleasure.

Code ENGL2654
Academic unit English
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level including 6 credit points in the English major

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate critical and analytical skills in reading a range of novels from the 18th-century to the present
  • LO2. demonstrate basic knowledge of the aesthetic innovations and theories of the novel
  • LO3. analyse the broader significance of the novel in relation to its social worlds in a range of historical and geographic contexts
  • LO4. exhibit communication and argumentation skills through in-class activities and unit assessments
  • LO5. engage with peers in online spaces and the classroom in a constructive and responsible manner.
  • LO6. Develop skills across several modes of literary analysis and research