English 157. The Classic Phase of the Novel

Instructor: Philip Fisher
Terms: Fall Term

Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:30-11:45 am | Location: TBA

A set of major works of art produced at the peak of the novel’s centrality as a literary form: Sense and Sensibility, Madame Bovary, Anna Karenina, Middlemarch, The Brothers Karamazov, Buddenbrooks. Society, family, generational novels and the negations of crime and adultery; consciousness and the organization of narrative experience; the novel of ideas and scientific programs; realism, naturalism, aestheticism and the interruptions of the imaginary.

Note: This course, when taken for a letter grade, meets the General Education requirement for Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding and Culture and Belief.

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