Seminar. Types of Ideology and Literary Form - Pornography, Gender and the Rise of the Novel in Europe
April Alliston, W 7:30 PM - 10:20 PM

Open to graduate and undergraduate students interested in understanding the origins of the modern novel, this seminar examines the profound historical, theoretical and formal connections between the development of pornography as a distinct category of representation and the development of the novel as a literary genre during the Enlightenment. We will also explore the continuing resonances of those connections today. Readings in current criticism, history and theory of the novel and pornography will accompany primary readings.