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  novel. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Thus, the modern novel is rooted in two traditions, the mimetic and the fantastic, or the realistic and the romantic.
The novel became the dominant form of Western literature in the 19th cent., which produced many works that are considered milestones in the development of the form.
These novels are not only masterpieces of realism but also—in their carefully crafted form, experimental point of view, and superb style—supreme examples of the novel as a literary genre.
www.bartleby.com /65/no/novel.html   (2910 words)

  
 Novel - Search View - MSN Encarta
Novels such as Defoe’s that use historical settings for fictional characters are distinguished from historical novels that attempt to describe the inner lives of historical figures.
Frankenstein (1818) by English novelist Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley is often cited as one of the precursors to science-fiction novels.
The novel is experimental in that it is not a tale of identifying the killers—they have openly announced their intentions—but is instead a description of how and why the bystanders and participants handle their parts in the crime.
encarta.msn.com /text_761560384__1/Novel.html   (19386 words)

  
 English novel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Novels written with this in mind often contained sometimes heavy moral instruction, and, like earlier English literature, attempted to provide an example of the correct kind of conduct.
Most Victorian novels were long and closely wrought, full of intricate language, but the dominant feature of Victorian novels might be their verisimilitude, that is, their close representation to the real social life of the age.
The English novel was defined, to a large extent, by the works of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, Elizabeth Gaskell, and George Eliot.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/English_novel   (460 words)

  
 First novel in English - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There are multiple candidates for first novel in English partly because of ignorance of earlier works, but largely because the term novel can be defined so as to exclude earlier candidates:
Due to the influence of Ian Watt's seminal study in literary sociology, The Rise of the Novel: Studies in Defoe, Richardson and Fielding (1957), Watt's candidate, Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe (1719), gained wide acceptance.
the article novel for detailed information about the history of the terms "novel" and "romance" and the bodies of texts they defined in a historical perspective.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/First_novel_in_English   (430 words)

  
 English   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Two 200-level English courses in different genres; one semester of the junior seminar; at least three other 300- or 400-level English courses, one of which may be in creative writing or literature in translation; English 470.
One of the English courses aside from the junior seminar and English 470 must be in literature prior to 1700.
Prerequisite: English 211 and one upper-division English course in poetry, or consent of the instructor.
web.reed.edu /academic/catalog/eng.html   (7263 words)

  
 Notes on the beginning of the English novel
Novels differ from earlier narrative fiction in a certain freedom from stereotypes in plot, character, and names.
Readers of novels "identify" or "empathize" with the heroes and heroines of novels, suggesting a greater closeness between readers and novel characters than between readers and characters in other fictional forms.
Novels tend to be morc explicitly ideological than most literary species.
www.lit-arts.net /Behn/novel.htm   (1117 words)

  
 Institutions of the English Novel's Canon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
In Institutions of the English Novel, Homer Obed Brown throws his hat into the increasingly crowded ring of scholars vying to explain the origins of the English novel.
This awareness of the connection between form and context leads to a concluding chapter on ways in which canons are made and changed, an investigation demonstrating an acute awareness of the extratextual forces that contribute to the definition of a genre and the resulting canonization of different texts as excellent examples of that definition.
Methodologically, Institutions of the English Novel is very interesting, connecting the incisive attention of close reading with the broad view of cultural studies, especially in the way it ties to the growing number of studies examining the way reading creates genre and vice versa.
www.utpjournals.com /product/utq/693/693_review_bloom.html   (1184 words)

  
 English Patient - Novel & Film
Underline the places in the novel where the body is described in terms of geographical features and vice versa.
The English patient mentions one painting by Caravaggio: David with the Head of Goliath.
Music is a means of uniting characters in both the movie and the novel.
www.turnerlearning.com /tntlearning/englishpatient/classroom.html   (500 words)

  
 The English Realist Novel Criticism and Essays
The turning point in the development of the English novel is generally said to be 1740, the year Samuel Richardson published Pamela.
Richardson's aim in writing the novel had been didactic, and his effective blending of entertainment and ethical instruction was significant for the novel's success in an era when the genre itself was still considered morally suspect.
The increasing interest in realistic fiction heightened this anxiety, as the representations of immoral, unethical, or sexual behavior that had such a prominent place in the plots of many popular fictions were seen to be negative influences on impressionable readers.
www.enotes.com /literary-criticism/english-realist-novel   (693 words)

  
 UCSB Department of English
The modern rise of novels, into a popular form of entertainment and a type of writing that claims to be literature, is deeply implicated in the home-building and home-improvement that secures England's distinctive national difference from the other peoples of other lands (France, the Caribbean, the Americans).
But, at least since the 17th century, novel writing has also been implicated in those acts of imperial expansion through which one secures other peoples and places as part of one's empire.
For a final paper, students may write on any appropriate novel from the Renaissance to the modern period, including modern novels where these issues are most salient, like Garcia-Marquez's 100 Years of Solitude, Achebe's, Things Fall Apart.
www.english.ucsb.edu /dept/courses-detail.asp?CourseID=829   (483 words)

  
 §29. "The English Novel". IV. The New South: Lanier. Vol. 16. Early National Literature, Part II; Later National ...
His effort to trace the conception of personality from the time of the Greeks was a perilous undertaking for one who knew so little of Greek life and was so little acquainted with the sociological implications of any such investigation.
Consequently he fervently wished that the novels of Fielding and Richardson might be “blotted from the face of the earth.” Consequently, too, “in some particulars Silas Marner is the most remarkable novel in our language,” and its author the greatest of English novelists.
The preachments in which he again reminds one of Ruskin are the most interesting portions, because in them the man Lanier shines out and his cherished and innate convictions lie bare.
www.bartleby.com /226/1929.html   (299 words)

  
 Programs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
English Studies students who receive teaching assitanships must take ENGL 5913 Practicum in Language and Rhetoric in the fall during their first semester as a teaching assistant.
It is primarily aimed at native speakers of English who want to teach overseas but may serve the needs of international students wanting to teach English in their home country or other countries.
Under these conditions, students will have their English language skills assessed by the Faculty of the Program immediately after they arrive on campus to determine whether further courses are needed to develop English language proficiency.
www.cudenver.edu /Academics/Colleges/CLAS/English/Programs.htm   (2234 words)

  
 Granta: 'The End of the English Novel' by Bill Buford
The complaint is familiar stuff: a revision of Vidal's grievance against the middle class, Sutherland's of the novel of sense and sensibility, or Bergonzi's of the dreadful droning sameness of the contemporary.
The English novel has been characterized by the self-depictions of its maker's dominance: the novel of sense and sensibility is informed by the authority of belonging.
It is, at last, the end of the English novel and the beginning of the British one.
www.granta.com /extracts/1198   (3049 words)

  
 English 311 (a)--The English Novel (early period)
Novel classes require a lot of reading; there is no getting around it.
Please keep in mind that these works are old classics of the English novel; many of the assumptions that their authors made about their readers do not apply to modern readers.
The first will be a paper directly related to a particular novel or novels; that is, it will be a typical literary paper.
www.uwsp.edu /english/facpages/holborn311a.htm   (621 words)

  
 English
This concentration is directed primarily toward students interested in studying English and American Literature, providing them an opportunity to prepare themselves for postgraduate study in fields as diverse as literature, law, and public relations, or for teaching careers on the secondary and university levels.
After completing the freshman English requirement, students selecting the Literature Concentration take 36 hours of English courses, at least 30 of which are at the advanced level.
A study of the English Bible as a collection of literary texts and as an important source of ideas and allusions in English and American literature.
www.utep.edu /catalogs/temp/undergrad/ug_English_2.html   (3701 words)

  
 The Evolution of the Indian English Novel
The story of the Indian English novel is really the story of a changing India.
The Indian English novel erupted in the fiery talks of Henry Derozio, the spiritual prose of Tagore and the pacifist dictums preached by Gandhi.
Indian English began with a bang when Tagore was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature and by the time V.S.Naipal bagged the same, the Indian English novel had a far flung reach.
www.chillibreeze.com /articles/Indian-writers.asp   (724 words)

  
 The Rise of Novels
Franco Moretti, "The novel, the nation state", in Atlas of the European Novel: 1800-1900.
English 197: the Rise of Novels, Professor Warner
Overview: Between 1700 and 1900, the novel went from being a type of writing that was subordinate in importance to epic, drama, and poetry to becoming an important literary form.
dc-mrg.english.ucsb.edu /WarnerTeach/RiseNovels   (1565 words)

  
 The English Novel II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The English Novel II The English Novel II Dr. Alev Baysal, Hacettepe University (Turkey)
Background information of the Victorian period, the importance of this age in the novel genre, the characteristics of Victorian novelists, the impportance and condition of women novelists during this period.
Gilmour, R. The Novel in the Victorian Age, 1840-95.
www.victorianweb.org /victorian/courses/fiction/baysal2.html   (117 words)

  
 WVU Libraries: Eighteenth-Century English Novel Reference Sources
Baker, Ernest Albert The History of the English Novel.
English Literature in the Early Eighteenth Century, 1700-1740.
The Eighteenth-Century English Novel Guide is maintained by Beth Jane Toren.
www.libraries.wvu.edu /guides/novel/reference.htm   (172 words)

  
 Origins of the Novel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The early English novel departs from the allegory and the romance with its vigorous attempt at verisimilitude and it was initially strongly associated with the middle class, their pragmatism, and their morality.
Though not an 18th century novelist, Austen has more in common with the novelists of the 18th century than she does with the novelists of the early 19th century.
Austen is the greatest English novelist of manners.
www.nvcc.edu /home/ataormina/novels/history/origins.htm   (313 words)

  
 English Department Faculty - University Of Pennsylvania
John Richetti received his graduate degrees from Columbia University, where he specialized in eighteenth-century English literature, and wrote his dissertation at University College, London as a Fulbright and a Danforth Fellow.
He has edited The Cambridge Companion to the Eighteenth-Century Novel, The Columbia History of the British Novel, and (with Paula Backscheider) Popular Fiction by Women: 1660-1740.
He is the editor of the Restoration and Eighteenth-Century volume of the New Cambridge History of English Literature (2005).
www.english.upenn.edu /People/Faculty/profile.php?pennkey=jrichett   (270 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Incest and the English Novel, 1684-1814: Books: Ellen Pollak   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
by Ellen Pollak (Author) "A striking number of English prose fiction narratives written between 1684 and 1814 predicate their plots on the tabooed possibility of incest..." (more)
"Incest and the English Novel makes a strong claim that incest is a nexus of patriarchal power that victimizes women, while its representation in the eighteenth-century novel paradoxically offers liberatory opportunities for them.
A striking number of English prose fiction narratives written between 1684 and 1814 predicate their plots on the tabooed possibility of incest. Read the first page
www.amazon.ca /Incest-English-1684-1814-Ellen-Pollak/dp/0801872049   (435 words)

  
 History and the Early English Novel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
This new study of the origins of the English novel argues that the novel emerged from historical writing.
It is the acceptance of the claims to historicity, the study argues, that differentiates Defoe's fictions from those of writers like Thomas Deloney and Aphra Behn, important writers who nevertheless have figured less prominently than Defoe in discussions of the novel.
His study makes an important contribution to the continuing debate about the emergence of what we now call the novel in Britain in the eighteenth century.
www.litencyc.com /php/adpage.php?id=1273   (154 words)

  
 English 231: The Nineteenth-Century Novel - Bibliographic Resources
Ronald R. Thomas, "Wilkie Collins and the Sensation Novel," in The Columbia History of the British Novel, ed.
Anny Sadrin, Parentage and Inheritance in the Novels of Charles Dickens (1994)
Craik, Elizabeth Gaskell and the English Provincial Novel (1974)
www.vanderbilt.edu /AnS/english/Clayton/231bib.htm   (6858 words)

  
 Literature-Graduate
The Master's in English allows students to concentrate in any one of a number of specializations areas, including Literature.
English 402 Introduction to the Composing Process (required for students teaching composition)
English 365 Movements and Periods in African American Lit.
www.english.ilstu.edu /literature/grad.htm   (149 words)

  
 The English Novel
Welcome to The English Novel, a course designed to investigate the literary, historical, cultural, social, and economic import of the extraordinary genre, technique, and device that we call “the novel.” We will begin the course by asking what it is that we mean when we call something a novel.
Given the title of this course, we will ask, what does it mean for a novel to be “English”?
Theory of the Novel: A Historical Approach (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000).
www.unc.edu /~xtc/engl43.htm   (196 words)

  
 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign :: Department of English
Teaching: Middle English Language and Literature, especially the works of Geoffrey Chaucer; History of Rhetoric; History of the English Language.
Publications: Gothic Reflections: Narrative Force in Nineteenth-Century Fiction (2003); The Victorian Multiplot Novel (1980); and Scene and Symbol from George Eliot to James Joyce (1969).
Teaching: Postcolonial Literature; Asian American Literature; Empire and the English Novel; Immigrant Literature; Globalization and Culture; Diaspora Theory and Fiction; Feminist Theory.
www.english.uiuc.edu /-graduate-/english/graduatefaculty.html   (5412 words)

  
 WVU Libraries
This site will work and look better in a browser that supports WVU Libraries Web Browser Upgrade Page, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device.
Welcome to the research guide for the 18th Century novel.
Use the links on the left to find web sites, articles, and books to help you in your research.
www.libraries.wvu.edu /novel/index.htm   (68 words)

  
 The San Antonio College LitWeb Gothic Novel Outline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Gothic novel, which had its heyday in the 1790's was satirized in two novels of 1818 : Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey and Thomas Love Peacock, Nightmare Abbey.
The following novels, among others, show the influence of the gothic tradition :
The gothic influence can also be observed in the Americans *Charles Brockden Brown, Edgar Poe, and Nathaniel Hawthorne, to name only three.
www.accd.edu /sac/english/bailey/gothic.htm   (71 words)

  
 EServer Fiction: Novels   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, 1889
This directory contains fiction and resources collected from English Server members and public-domain collections across the Internet, and is edited by Martha Cheng and Geoff Sauer.
It is hosted by the English Server at CMU.
eserver.org /fiction/novel.html   (43 words)

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