THE HISTORY OF THE NOVEL

ENG3NOV

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject offers a historically broad study of the novel as a literary form. Beginning with the rise of the genre in the 18th century, and ending with postmodern experiments with the novel, this subject explores the way in which this genre understands itself as being "novel" (that is, new) in terms of its engagement with the ongoing process of modernity. Particular emphasis will be placed in this subject on textual analysis, literary history and the role of structure and historical and political context in making a novel's meaning. Students completing this course will encounter a range of novels from a range of literary periods, and will have developed an understanding of the way in which the genre has developed over time.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAlexis Harley

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit point of first year english or HUS1PWR or HUS1FAS

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is the 3rd year core subject for the Bachelor of Arts English Major at all campuses and the Creative and Professional Writing Major at the Melbourne (Bundoora) campus and is also offered as an elective.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAurora LeighPrescribedBarrett Browning, E.NORTON
ReadingsGreat ExpectationsPrescribedDickens, C.NORTON
ReadingsOroonoko, and Other WritingsPrescribedBehn, A.OXFORD WORLD'S CLASSICS
ReadingsTo the LighthousePrescribedWoolfe, V.PENGUIN
ReadingsWhite NoisePrescribedDeLillo, D.VIKING
ReadingsClarissaPreliminaryRichardson, S.E-RESERVE
ReadingsThe Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, GentlemanPreliminarySterne, L.E-RESERVE

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. To articulate an understanding of the attributes of novelistic realism and its relationship to political and social context in written and in verbal form

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, online learning activity, essay assessments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. To demonstrate familiarity with pertinent critical and theoretical debates about the nove

Activities:
Group presentation, online learning activity, tutorial discussion, essay assessments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Speaking (Speaking)
Writing (Writing)

03. To formulate reasoned and substantiated arguments about a variety of texts

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, online learning activity, essay assessments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

04. To synthesise knowledge of a broad range of novels in different genres and from different periods

Activities:
Lectures, participation in tutorials, reading set texts
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

05. To use and understand the history of the novel, from the 18th to the 21st century, in formuating responses to individual texts

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, online learning activity, essay assessments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

Subject options

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Albury-Wodonga, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorClaire Knowles

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1000-word class presentation25 02, 05
One 1000-word essay25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 2000-word essay50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorClaire Knowles

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1000-word class presentation25 02, 05
One 1000-word essay25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 2000-word essay50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorClaire Knowles

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1000-word class presentation25 02, 05
One 1000-word essay25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 2000-word essay50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Mildura, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorClaire Knowles

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1000-word class presentation25 02, 05
One 1000-word essay25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 2000-word essay50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Shepparton, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorClaire Knowles

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1000-word class presentation25 02, 05
One 1000-word essay25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 2000-word essay50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05