ENGL 4350

ENGL 4350

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A study of the impact of imaginative innovation in literary history—what triggers the creation of new literary genres; how is creativity shaped to convey new meanings; how does novelty enter into the literary tradition, to become convention? We will apply these questions to a varied selection of works, each of which plays a distinctive role in "making it new" in English literature. As we consider works from slave narrative to Gothic fiction, travel literature, the erotic novel, and manners fiction, we will define the distinctive incentives for innovation and consider common forms of novelty across a range of imaginative experiences. Texts include: Behn, Oroonoko; Defoe, Robinson Crusoe; Richardson, Pamela; Fielding, Joseph Andrews; and Burney, Evelina. This course counts as a pre-1800 course for English majors.

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (LA-AS)
Satisfies Requirement This course will satisfy the pre-1800 requirement for English majors.

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17619ENGL 4350  SEM 101