The course encourages you to enjoy and understand the nineteenth-century novel, focussing on texts and their contexts in the sense that every literary work draws from and impacts upon its surrounding environment. Novels in the nineteenth century were particularly concerned with the events, circumstances, beliefs and attitudes of their time, and with representing and exploring social change. This is demonstrated through study of twelve novels, including ones from France and the USA. The course also includes study of documents and critical extracts to open up recent relevant debates.
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