Study Question 3
Please choose one of the two questions:
- Is it possible to argue that both Oronooko and Love-Letters between a Noble-man and his Sister are reflective of narrative tropes and strategies that Aphra Behn would have been familiar with from the drama of the Restoration period (heroic play and comedy)? In which ways? Research and discuss.
- The first text that we read in this seminar was from the early 17th century, before the civil wars, and the last text is from the ‘tail-end’ of the century, from 1684. Regarding our topic of prose fiction, if you were tasked to chart a development of the form in the century, what would it look like? Which aspects would continue to be relevant in the English novels of the early 18th century, and which aspects disappeared or retreated?
- 600 words
- Deadline: 29 January 2020