The Cambridge Companion to the Novel
(Cambridge Companions to Literature)
Bulson, Eric (EDT)
Cambridge Univ Pr 2018/08
314 p. 24 cm
Choice Reviews 2019 January
This Companion focuses on the novel as a global genre with a 2,000-year history. It examines the recent interest in graphic novels as well as data, digitization, and a global literary marketplace's role in shaping the future of the novel.
The Cambridge Companion to the Novel is for students, professors, and general readers who are looking to understand what this 2,000 year-old genre of the novel is and where it came from, how it works, and where it might be going in the digital age.
Table of Contents
Introduction Eric Bulson; Part I. What is a Novel?: 1. The novel as genre Vilashini Cooppan; 2. Rises of the novel, ancient and modern Alexander Beecroft; 3. Epic/novel Kent Puckett; 4. The novel as encyclopedia David James; 5. Realism and the novel Michael Sayeau; 6. Modernism and the novel Catherine Flynn; Part II. How does the Novel work?: 7. Novels and characters Marta Figlerowicz; 8. Novels and readers Suzanne Keen; 9. The space of the novel Robert T. Tally, Jr; 10. The novel and the law Robert Spoo; 11. The novel as data The Stanford Literary Lab (Mark Algee-Hewitt, Erik Fredner, Hannah Walser); Part III. Where is the Novel Going?: 12. The novel as commodity Priya Joshi; 13. The graphic novel Jan Baetens and Hugo Frey; 14. The novel in the digital age Jessica Pressman; 15. The novel as planetary form Joseph Keith.