THE HISTORY OF THE NOVEL

ENG2NAA

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will explore the connections between the novel and modernity. Following the novel from its invention in the 18th century, this subject will investigate how novels have been sites of experimentation from the genre's beginnings right up to the present moment, and we will analyse the ways in which the genre understands itself as being "novel" (that is, new) in terms of its engagement with social and cultural change. Students will hone their understanding of textual analysis, literary history and the role of structure and historical and political context in making a novel's meaning. Students completing this subject will encounter a range of novels from a range of literary periods, and will develop an understanding of the way in which the genre has developed over time. By closely analysing how authors from different cultural moments have represented and changed the worlds they live in, this subject will enrich students' understanding of how writing, critical reading and literary analysis are part of global citizenship.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorEllen Smith

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesThese skills will be taught and practised in lectures and seminars, and modelled in secondary resources. Students will further practise them by writing a clear, well-organized and proof-read essay and by devising and delivering an oral presentation.Seminars, lectures, secondary readings will hone these skills - which will be demonstrated in the oral presentation.These skills will be modelled and taught in lectures, online workshops, seminars, secondary readings, and will be demonstrated in the final comparative essay.This knowledge will be acquired through lectures, tutorials, online workshops, and primary and secondary readings, and demonstrated in the final comparative essay.This will be the focus of every week's seminar, and will be practised in the first short-answer assignment and rehearsed in subsequent assignments.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 30 credit points of level 1

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

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Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

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AuthorSterne, Laurence

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PublisherW. W. Norton & co.

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Great Expectations

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AuthorDickens, Charles

YearN/A

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PublisherW. W. Norton & co.

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To the Lighthouse

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AuthorWoolf, Virginia

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PublisherPenguin Modern Classics

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Alias Grace

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AuthorAtwood, Margaret

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PublisherVirago

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Oroonoko, and Other Writings

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AuthorBehn, Aphra

YearN/A

Edition/VolumeBook - other editions may be used.

PublisherOxford World's Classics

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Sense and Sensibility

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AuthorAusten, Jane.

YearN/A

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PublisherW. W. Norton & co.

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Articulate an understanding of novelistic realism and its relationship to social and political context in written and verbal forms.
02. Demonstrate familiarity with critical and theoretical debates about the novel.
03. Formulate reasoned and substantiated arguments about a number of texts.
04. Synthesise knowledge about a broad range of novels in different genres and from different periods.
05. Use and understand the history of the novel in formulating responses to individual texts.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEllen Smith

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Textual analysis (1000 words)Close analysis of a passage selection.

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO5

Research essay (2000 words)Research essay comparing two novels.

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Oral presentation (1000 words equivalent)Critical appraisal of a secondary source to be delivered in class or uploaded to LMS as a video or podcast. Written script to be submitted for assessment.

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEllen Smith

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Textual analysis (1000 words)Close analysis of a passage selection.

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO5

Research essay (2000 words)Research essay comparing two novels.

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Oral presentation (1000 words equivalent)Critical appraisal of a secondary source to be delivered in class or uploaded to LMS as a video or podcast. Written script to be submitted for assessment.

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEllen Smith

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Textual analysis (1000 words)Close analysis of a passage selection.

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO5

Research essay (2000 words)Research essay comparing two novels.

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Oral presentation (1000 words equivalent)Critical appraisal of a secondary source to be delivered in class or uploaded to LMS as a video or podcast. Written script to be submitted for assessment.

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5

Mildura, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEllen Smith

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Textual analysis (1000 words)Close analysis of a passage selection.

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO5

Research essay (2000 words)Research essay comparing two novels.

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Oral presentation (1000 words equivalent)Critical appraisal of a secondary source to be delivered in class or uploaded to LMS as a video or podcast. Written script to be submitted for assessment.

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEllen Smith

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Textual analysis (1000 words)Close analysis of a passage selection.

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO5

Research essay (2000 words)Research essay comparing two novels.

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Oral presentation (1000 words equivalent)Critical appraisal of a secondary source to be delivered in class or uploaded to LMS as a video or podcast. Written script to be submitted for assessment.

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5