Topic Sub-topic
1. The Novel in the 18th Century. 1.1.Introduction to realism. Narrative technique.
1.2 The Birth of the Novel in the English Language. Periodicals
1.2. Swift, Defoe and Sterne.
1.3. Charlotte Lennox
Readings: Robinson Crusoe,Swift´s Poems, Tristram Shandy, The Female Quixote.
2. The novel in the 19th century.Poetry. 2.1.The Regency Period.Jane Austen
2.2. Maria Edgeworth.
2.2. The Brontës.
2.3. George Eliot.
Readings: Pride and Prejudice, Wuthering Heights, Villette, The Mill on the Floss.Middlemarch (chapters).
2.4.Poetry. Characteristics.
2.5 Gothic Romance.
3. The novel in the late 19th century. High Victorianism. Fin de siècle. 3.1 Introduction to Victorianism.Context.
3.2. Charles Dickens. Hard Times
3.3. The Problem novel.
3.4. The fin de siècle:The New Woman.Decadentism.
3.5. Popular culture. Detective, mistery, adventure fiction. R.L. Stevenson, H.G. Wells, Rider Haggard.
3.6. Drama.
Readings: Short fiction by George Egerton, George Gissing, Sarah Grand.