Realism and the Novel

Trinity College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Realism and the Novel

  • Host University

    Trinity College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    English, Literature, Literatures in English

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3
  • Overview

    This course explores the relation between realism and the novel in texts ranging from the C18th to the late C19th century, beginning with the intellectual origins of realism. It focuses on the constructed nature of ?reality? and realism as conventions used in fiction, the assumptions on which these conventions rest, and the non-fictional forms of representation which the novel mimics. Writers studied include Defoe, Austen, Dickens, Eliot and Hardy.

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Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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