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Early Modern Prose Fictions (ENGLISH 302)

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  • Autumn
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COMPLIT
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303
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Early Modern Prose Fictions (ENGLISH 302)

The course considers the English and European prose fictions of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries--romances, picaresques, pastorals, narratives of social class, and other genres--in the context of Renaissance and present-day theories of fiction. How is narrative form conditioned by social reality, and in turn how does it provide a zone for reflection on that reality in terms different from those of the more codified genres of drama and poetry?