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Companion to the English Novel (Hardcover)

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A Companion to the English Novel presents a collection of authoritative essays that represent the latest scholarship on topics relating to the themes, movements, and forms of English fiction while chronicling its development in Britain from the early eighteenth century to the present day, including the emergence of a global anglophone fiction. Featuring contributions from renowned experts and emerging scholars, readings offer cutting-edge critical analyses of all aspects of the English novel.

Initial essays explore the history of the English novel tradition, followed by an examination of genres such as realism, romance, Gothic, and experimental fiction, as well as of the relation between novels and film. Subsequent chapters explore formal features of the novel such as narration, structure, character, and affect. Others examine shifts in critical reception of the English novel, analyze the geographies of contemporary English fiction, and look to the future. Reflecting the most up-to-date scholarship in a field that has undergone dramatic changes in recent times, A Companion to the English Novel is an indispensable resource, adding to our current understanding of the origins and evolution of the rich literary tradition of fictional works produced in Great Britain over the past two centuries

Stephen Arata is Professor of English at the University of Virginia. In addition to Fictions of Loss in the Victorian Fin de SiFcle (1996) and many essays on nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature, he is a General Editor of the 38-volume New Edinburgh Edition of the Collected Works of Robert Louis Stevenson (2014).

Madigan Haley holds a PhD from the Department of English at the University of Virginia, where he is a Postdoctoral Preceptor. A comparatist with a special focus on twentieth- and twenty-first-century anglophone literature, he has published on the global novel in The Minnesota Review and in Novel: A Forum on Fiction. His current book project explores how contemporary world literature gives form to an ethical notion of the global.

J. Paul Hunter is Barbara E. and Richard J. Franke Professor, Emeritus, at the University of Chicago and Professor of English, Emeritus, at the University of Virginia. His publications include Before Novels: The Cultural Contexts of Eighteenth Century English Fiction (1990), winner of the Louis Gottschalk Prize of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.

Jennifer Wicke, Professor of English at the University of Virginia, is the author of Advertising Fictions: Literature, Advertisement, and Social Reading (1988) and the co-editor of Feminism and Postmodernism (1994). She has published widely on nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature from a global anglophone perspective.

This collection of authoritative essays represents the latest scholarship on topics relating to the themes, movements, and forms of English fiction, while chronicling its development in Britain from the early 18th century to the present day.

  • Comprises cutting-edge research currently being undertaken in the field, incorporating the most salient critical trends and approaches
  • Explores the history, evolution, genres, and narrative elements of the English novel
  • Considers the advancement of various literary forms ? including such genres as realism, romance, Gothic, experimental fiction, and adaptation into film
  • Includes coverage of narration, structure, character, and affect; shifts in critical reception to the English novel; and geographies of contemporary English fiction
  • Features contributions from a variety of distinguished and high-profile literary scholars, along with emerging younger critics
  • Includes a comprehensive scholarly bibliography of critical works on and about the novel to aid further reading and research

Number of Pages: 497
Genre: Literary Criticism
Series Title: Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Language: English
Street Date: August 17, 2015
TCIN: 16853192
UPC: 9781405194457
Item Number (DPCI): 247-41-0810
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