Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

18th-Century Fiction
0.5 Credit

A study of the rise of the novel from its beginning as "true history," factual fiction, travel narrative and romance to the development of genres such as memoirs, the comic, picaresque, the sentimental and gothic novel. This course explores the connection between social and cultural history and literature, between Enlightenment thinking, domesticity and sensibility, between subjectivity, power, desire and representation.