Department of English

University of Toronto

ENG210Y1Y L0101

ENG210Y1Y   L0101   T11-1, R11
The Novel
Instructor: Prof. T. Dancer

Office Location: Jackman Humanities Building, Room 713
Email: thom.dancer@utoronto.ca


Brief Description of Course:  This course offers an introduction to the novel with an emphasis on the thematic and formal capaciousness of the genre (that is, its rich variability of topics, shapes, and styles).

Required Reading: Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe; Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey; Ian McEwan, Atonement; Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse; Yann Martell, Life of Pi; J.M. Coetzee, Diary of a Bad Year; Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov (Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, trans.); Iris Murdoch, The Black Prince; Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, Watchmen; Zadie Smith, On Beauty.

First Three Authors/Texts: Defoe, Austen, McEwan.

Method of Evaluation: Critical Essays (40%); exam (50%); participation (5%); conference (5%).

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