RECENT UNDERGRADUATE COURSES
ENGL4510EA: EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY NOVEL
The Novel and Its Readers
The novel's rise to prominence and artistic importance did not seem obvious from the start. Instead, the novel as a genre emerged from a lively and profoundly weird literary marketplace we see uncannily echoed today: snarky anonymous gossip, blockbuster "based on a true story" tales, sexy fantasies from exotic locales, and the evergreen appeal of poop jokes. In this class we will study the textual realities of novel-production in the eighteenth-century, as well as learning more about the process of book publication today.
TEACHING FIELDS & METHODS
Components of every course
I teach eighteenth-century literature at the undergraduate and graduate level, as well as courses in the novel, historical surveys of British literature, and other topics.