Novel and Identity: Women Writers in the Eighteenth Century

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Doel vak

The course aims to introduce a number of critical theories and explore
the narrative structures of four 'classic' novels written by Eliza
Haywood, Anne Radcliffe, Mary Shelley and Jane Austen as examples of
early feminist writings. Students will develop skills in applying a
specific cultural theory to texts and learn how to engage in an in-class
discussion using an academic discourse.

Inhoud vak

The Course will chart the history and development of women's writing in
the Long Eighteenth Century. The course content will focus on the
development of the novel as a genre in general and the ways in which it
becomes pivotal in the expression and of women's identity in British
culture from 1688-1820.


Each week: Lecture/ seminar (1x 2hrs), Seminar format (1x 2hrs), and
Practicum (1x 2 hrs). Total 6 hrs p/w.
The practicum will be in the form of a practical task based exercise
(the details of which will be outlined at the beginning of the course).


Final Essay 2-2,500 words.

Vereiste voorkennis

Students must have taken part in the modules “Literature, Culture, and
Society” and “Literary Theory" in order to be registered for this


Daniel Defoe 'Moll Flanders' (1722)
Jane Austen 'Mansfield Park' (1814)
Jane Austen 'Northanger Abbey' (1817)
Mary Shelley 'Frankenstein' (1818)


Students of Literature & Society: English.

Overige informatie

Attendance is compulsary.

Afwijkende intekenprocedure

For this module the instructor will assign the students to the seminar groups. Therefore, students should sign up for the module and the exam, but not for the seminar groups.

Aanbevolen voorkennis

Due to the high level of this course, students will need to have a
thorough and proven knowledge of Literary Theory at minimum 200 level to
follow this course.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode L_ELBALES213
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P5+6
Vakniveau 200
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Vakcoördinator dr. A.S. Raghunath
Examinator dr. A.S. Raghunath
Docenten dr. A.S. Raghunath

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