Reading the Novel

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

English

Course Number: 
250
Institution: 
Amherst College

An introduction to the study of the novel, through the exploration of a variety of critical terms (plot, character, point of view, tone, realism, identification, genre fiction, the book) and methodologies (structuralist, Marxist, feminist, psychoanalytic).  We will draw on a selection of novels in English to illustrate and complicate those terms; possible authors include Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, Wilkie Collins, Henry James, Kazuo Ishiguro, Thomas Pynchon, Toni Morrison, John Edgar Wideman, Emma Donoghue, David Foster Wallace, Monique Truong, Jennifer Egan.

Preference given to sophomores. Limited to 35 students. Spring semester. Professor Frank.

Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
Y
Schedule #: 
ENGL-250-01-1213S

Course Sections

Reading the Novel
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Judith Frank

jefrank@amherst.edu

TTH 11:30AM-12:50PM

JOCH 202