Comparative Fiction Essay
The development of the novel: What does this
Engaging with other critics: Joining the
What is graduate school like?
Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady, Vol. I:I-XIV (17-122)
QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION
Throughout, attend to the narrations point of view.
- Is this an omniscient, objective narrator, whom we might identify with James himselfthe
authorial voice? If so, what
What is realism?
What is reality? Or, what is the object of
representa8on in realism?
How did modernism respond to realisms
Hypothe8cal plausibility versus verisimilitude.
Compara8ve Poetry essay submissi
1) What are you interested in wri2ng about for the
Compara2ve Fic2on essayeven if your thoughts are very
sketchy and/or preliminary? Which novels are you
consideringfrom this class and others?
1) How does
In the November 1880 issue of the Atlan&c Monthly:
In5mate Life of a Noble German Family
Le<ers and Notes from England by Richard Grant White
An Englishmans England: Nothing more surely indicates the state of ux
How has your judgment of Isabel Archers character changed, if it
has? Why or why not? Cite evidence by page number.
Then indicate the point of view of the passage you chose to illustrate
your answer. Is it the omniscient third-person narrato