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Great British Novel - Race, Gender, Capitalism and Colonialism in 18th-20th Century Modern Fiction

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This class will consider how literature's most popular form portrayed conditions of the period including race, gender, sexuality, and the rise of capitalism.  The texts will be placed against the social-historical background, the rise of the middle-class reader, and contemporary responses to these narratives.  

The Great Novels include:
Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe (1719)
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park (1814)
Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre (1847)
Thomas Hardy, Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891)
Joseph Conrad, The Heart of Darkness (1899)
D. H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers (1913)

Class discussions will focus on the meaning of the novel, structure, narrative voice, point of view, character development, themes and images, moral tension and what makes these novels critically accepted as "great."

Class Details

10 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

KSU Center

Charles Leahy 



Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 11/22/2018)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
10/4/2018 - 12/13/2018 Weekly - Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Kennesaw, KSU Center  Map, Room: 123 Charles Leahy  ClassRoom