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ENGL 247 S - The British Novel

Campus: Urbana-Champaign

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A study of some of the more noteworthy and influential writers of the last two hundred and fifty years. The course traces the development of the novel as a genre that both celebrated and critiqued Britain and British nationalism. Examines how the novel has been important culturally over time. Course Information: Prerequisite: Completion of the Composition I requirement.

Special Instructions:

English 247-The British Novel - The novel made its debut in Britain over a hundred years after it first appeared on the continent. But the little nation of Great Britain on the outskirts of Europe produced some of the most noteworthy and influential writers of the last three hundred years. In this course, we'll trace the development of the novel as a genre that both celebrated and critiqued British nationalism. We'll examine how the novel served as a vehicle to record and redefine the boundaries of a social order predicated on preserving noble bloodlines into a culture that produced the Industrial Revolution, The Beatles and the Welfare State. We'll start out with a look at the estate house as the defining icon of British patriarchy and class hierarchy in the Regency period. We'll discuss how the rise of the middle class was fomented through the spirit of British nationalism during the Napoleonic Wars and how British naval dominance catapulted this island-nation into creating a

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Spring


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