Origins of the English Novel (LIT4145.01)

Annabel Davis-Goff

The first English novel appeared more than a hundred years after the publication, and translation into English, of Don Quixote. Where did the English novel come from? And how did it develop? We will read the works of Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, and excerpts from those who came before them. Students will write two essays.

Corequisite: Students are required to be in attendance at all Literature evenings and Poetry at Bennington events (typically on alternating Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm).

Interested students should submit a writing sample to adavis-goff@bennington.edu by May 6. Class list will be posted outside of the Literature office on May 10.

Prerequisites: Permission of the Instructor.
Credits: 4
M 2:10pm - 4:00pm; Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as All courses, Four Credit, Literature, 4000, Annabel Davis-Goff.