IIT Madras – Humanities and Social Sciences

DEPARTMENT OF Humanities & Social Studies

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

The Rise of the Novel

Course ID
HS 3011

This course will map the history of the English novel, its internal history and formal innovations, the socio-political developments that have influenced its growth, the rise of realism as a literary mode of choice. Readings will comprise of representative texts by and critical material on novelists such as John Bunyan, Henry Fielding, Samuel Richardson, Laurence Sterne, Daniel Defoe, Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Emily Bronte, Jonathan Swift, William Makepeace Thackeray, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Thomas Hardy and others.

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