English 9137A

After 2000:  Theory, Criticism, and the Eighteenth-Century Novel

Professor A. Conway
Fall Half Course.

This course will investigate prose fiction before 1800 and how developments in literary theory since 2000—the new materialisms, postsecular studies, the global Enlightenment, among others—take us back to the philosophical and cultural contexts that shaped the novel’s early articulations and reformulations of its predecessors. We will conclude by reading Coetzee’s Disgrace as an instance of how, in light of the novel’s engagement with Clarissa, we read the eighteenth-century novel now.

View the course syllabus here: English 9137A.