HENB01402U English - Elective 3, topic 2: Remainders and Repetitions in British Fiction

Volume 2017/2018



This course looks at the inheritance of the British past in some recent and not so recent British novels, focusing particularly on novels that deliberately re-write earlier texts.  Thematically, we will be interested particularly in fictions that make houses the scene of inheritance, attachment, or renewal.

Preliminary reading list: Raymond Williams, The Country and the City; Zadie Smith's On Beauty

E.M. Forster, Howards End; Ishiguro, Remains of the Day; Ian McEwan, Atonement; Henry James, The Spoils of Poynton

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 42
  • Preparation
  • 162,75
  • Total
  • 204,75
7,5 ECTS
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