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ML2205: A Special Subject in the Novel: Transgressions

ML2205: A Special Subject in the Novel: Transgressions

Teaching Terms: Dr Hannah Thompson, Prof Abigail Lee-Six

Convenor: Dr Hannah Thompson

Assessment: Formative Commentary, Essay (30%), Exam (60%), moodle tests (10%)

Overview: This course will focus on six novels dealing with the theme of transgression. It will also look at the genre of the novel and at whether the novels studied transgress its formal parameters. The course will be comparative in focus, studying the set texts not only individually, but also looking at thematic and formal convergences and divergences between them.

Key Bibliography

DH Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover
Alain Robbe-Grillet, La Jalousie/Jealousy
Emile Zola, Thérèse Raquin (same title in English)
Juan Rulfo, ‘Talpa’, a short story (same title in English) from a collection called El llano en llamas / The Plain in Flames or The Burning Plain, according to which translation you read (both are acceptable)
Esther Tusquets, El mismo mar de todos los veranos/The Same Sea as Every Summer
Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

 

  
 
 
 
 

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