CPLT 288 The Art of the European Novel
Our course will trace the development of the novel from its early beginnings through its reincarnation in the Middle Ages (Wolfram von Eschenbach’s Parzival) to its popular rise in the last three centuries. We will consider authors from France (Rabelais, Flaubert), Spain (Cervantes), England (Richardson, Brontë), Germany (Kafka), Russia (Tolstoy), and Italy (Calvino) and discuss various subgenres of this most popular of all literary genres (among them the picaresque novel, Bildungsroman, gothic novel, etc.).
DistributionLanguage and Literature