ENGL3610: Introduction to Fiction (49608)

Gallichio, Christian

MWF 10:20 AM

Park Hall 269

This course will explore the ways in which Victorian and nineteenth-century American fiction has been adopted to the modern era. With a recent interest in Neo-Victorianism, with adaptations and engagements that engage with Victorian era themes, this course will explore transatlantic and transhistorical connections. How does the Victorian novel influence current modes of storytelling and new media? What role does American fiction play in discussions of the rise in serialized formats of television, podcasts, and interconnected filmed universes? How does adaptation, appropriation, and reprinting that was so prominent in nineteenth-century print culture translate to current narrative models? This course will attempt to answer these questions by exploring recent novels and short stories and connecting current literary movements to their historical antecedents.