Study of works drawn from a specific literary genre or subgenre. Examples include Confessional Poetry, The Early Novel and Revenge Tragedy.
Current Semester InformationIstvan Csicsery-Ronay
Genre:Advanced Topics:The Great Novel: Dickens and Dostoyevsky
This course is devoted to two of the great social novelists of 19th century Europe. The novel was long considered the most ambitious and exemplary literary genre of the period, yet because of their length, such works are rarely studied in the classroom. We will read four novels, two by Charles Dickens and two by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. We will submit each to intensive, careful reading, with special attention to their historical contexts, their artistic architecture, and their philosophical implications.