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Kursussøgning, efter- og videreuddannelse

English - Free topic 10: The Rise of the Novel

Practical information
Study year 2016/2017
Time
Autumn
Programme level Full Degree Master
Full Degree Master choice
ECTS 7,5 ECTS
Course responsible
  • Robert William Rix (5-746c746b7a426a776f306d7730666d)
  • Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies
Course number: HENK0390JU

Course content

The course will examine the genesis, fundamentals and development of the novel. But, we will do things a little differently from standard accounts of ‘the rise of the novel’. Instead of focusing only on eighteenth-century developments, we will look at the beginning of a number of genres which we today recognise as central to the success of novelistic fiction. This includes the realistic novel, the Gothic, the detective story, and science fiction. We will also familiarise ourselves with some important theoretical discussions of the novel, as well as the most significant characteristics of the genres in question. In this course, you will have the opportunity to study canonical novels in relation to their literary and historical contexts, with an emphasis on how literary fiction either uphold or subvert dominant cultural values.

Studyboard

Study board of English, Germanic and Romance Studies

Duration

1 semester

Schedulegroup

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Teaching and learning methods

Class instruction

Language

English

Literature

The literary texts we will read are Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, Jane Austen’s Emma, H. G. Wells’ War of the Worlds, Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes story The Hound of the Baskervilles, and Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

Workload

Category Hours
Lectures 28
Preparation 176,75
English 204,75

Exam (KA 2013-ordning)

Type of assessment

Other

Criteria for exam assessment

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