Education Programs: Seminars for Higher Education Faculty

Period of Performance

1/1/1979 - 9/30/1979

Funding Totals

$54,367.41 (approved)
$54,367.41 (awarded)

The Historical and Sociological Criticism of Fiction

FAIN: FS-*0003-78

Stanford University (Stanford, CA 94305-2004)
Ian P. Watt (Project Director: May 1977 to October 1990)

Seminar to examine the historical and sociological criticism of fiction. The seminar will consider how much background information is required to understand a novel whose social structure and values are so much different from ours; how these sociological and historical differences affect the way such novels should be judged; and what contributions various sociological theories of literature make towards the resolution of these problems.

Associated Products

Conrad: In the Nineteenth Century (Book)
Title: Conrad: In the Nineteenth Century
Author: Watt, Ian P.
Year: 1979
Primary URL:
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Publisher: Berkeley: University of California Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780520044050