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Comparative Literature (CMLIT)

CMLIT 470 (IL) The Modern Novel (3) Major novels of Joyce, Proust, Kafka, Thomas Mann, Nabokov, and others; their contributions to the art of the novel.

CMLIT 470 The Modern Novel (3)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

This course focuses on the modern novel in a comparative and transnational perspective. It explores the basic connections between the modern period and the novel as a form, noting the rise to prominence of the novel in the modern period, and focuses on several important examples of the genre. Some versions of this course may adopt specific organizing themes, such as the novel and the city, the novel and war, the novel and love, and so on. Other versions may focus on the historical development of the novel over time or on crucial interpretive or narratological issues, including the problems of character, time, or point of view; still others may concentrate on major sub-genres of the modern novel, including realism, magic realism, modernism, and postmodernism.

General Education: None
Diversity: IL
Bachelor of Arts: Humanities
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: 3 credits in literature

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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