The Novel and Romance

"The novel" has been defined since its establishment as a literary genre in tension with both "romance" and "history." This year's seminar interrogates this definitive tension among narrative genres through readings in two forms of historical romance that were central to the development of the modern novel, even though they are often considered peripheral: chivalric and gothic. Critical readings accompany and guide our readings in narrative.

Course Number: 
004089
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Catalog Number: 
560