Fictions of Family in the Enlightenment European Novel

COLT 1422B S01 [CRN: 15783]

This course will study the emergence of the genre of domestic fiction in eighteenth-century Europe with its emphasis on the construction of a family space and the establishment of a domestic economy. We will explore this question through the prism of its disfunction: focusing on the story of “domestic misfortunes” in its various forms: poor planning, reckless spending, and general mismanagement of money. We will read novels that reflect on the failures to achieve domestic bliss and offer alternatives to ill husbandry: Defoe’s Moll Flanders, Prévost’s Manon Lescaut, Richardson’s Pamela, Fielding’s Joseph Andrews, and Rousseau’s Julie, ou La Nouvelle Héloïse.
Course Syllabus
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Term
Fall 2014
Credit Hours
1.0
Maximum Enrollment
999
Primary Instructor
Meetings
11:00 am - 11:50 am Mon, Wed, Fri - from Sep 3, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014
Exam Group Code
04 (Dec 18, 2014 2:00pm)