Units of Study

ENGL4117 - Henry James and the Art of Fiction

Semester 1, 2018  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Matthew Benjamin Sussman
Phone: +61 2 9114 1204
Email: matthew.sussman@sydney.edu.au


In addition to writing distinctive short stories and novels, Henry James was a voluminous critic whose writings on the art of fiction have shaped modern approaches to the novel. In this unit, we take a chronological approach, reading selections from James's critical writings alongside his novels and tales to compare the author's evolving theory of fiction with his practice of it. Matters of special interest include Anglo-American literary culture; strategies of characterisation and narration; experiments in literary style; the purpose of criticism; and the ethics of representation.


1x 6000wd Essay (100%)


1x2hr seminar/week

Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.


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