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A History of the English Novel through Seven Books

Date(s) : Le Mardi
- 9,16,23,30 janvier 2018
- 6,2 février 2018

Horaire : De 14h00 - 16h00

Lieu : Salle Delvaux à LLN --- Plans des auditoires de Louvain-la-Neuve

Prix : 74 €

Code d'activité : 1344

Formateur : Latre G

Comment s'inscrire ? Description :

This course deals with seven English novels, of which we read extracts and, in some cases, watch excerpts from film or TV adaptations. The exploration starts with a brief discussion of Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe (1719), and then deals in more detail with Jane Austen’s masterpiece Pride and Prejudice (around 1800). George Eliot’s The Mill on the Floss (1860) will be studied as a superb example of 19th century fiction. The 20th century takes a flying start in Henry James’ The Wings of the Dove (1902), with its moving symbolism contrasting materialistic calculation and genuine friendship. Colonialism and moral responsibility are analysed through the prism of Joseph Conrad’s ‘Belgian’ novel Heart of Darkness (1899) and E.M. Forster’s A Passage to India (1924). Finally, we read some extracts from the most remarkable historical novel in English literature – Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall (2009). Reading the novels in their entirety beforehand is not a requirement.