The History of the Novel
La Trobe University
Area of Study
Taught In English
Prerequisites15 credit point (1 course) of first year english or HUS1PWR or HUS1FAS
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis subject offers a historically broad study of the novel as a literary form. Beginning with the rise of the genre in the 18th century, and ending with postmodern experiments with the novel, this subject explores the way in which this genre understands itself as being "novel" (that is, new) in terms of its engagement with the ongoing process of modernity. Particular emphasis will be placed in this subject on textual analysis, literary history and the role of structure and historical and political context in making a novel's meaning. Students completing this course will encounter a range of novels from a range of literary periods, and will have developed an understanding of the way in which the genre has developed over time.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.