The Novel

This course is an open module that can accommodate a historical and/or thematic study of the novel as a literary form.  The novel can be studied from its virtuosic debut in Richardson’s Pamela and its journey through realist, historical, fantasy, postmodernist, graphic, verse and other literary formulations. A thematic centering of the course, such as the coming-of-age novel, would help develop a thorough understanding of the resilience and flexibility of the novel form as it showcases that particular theme in its different variations.