- How does Evelina fit into the other novels we've read this semester? Are we seeing the novel develop as a genre--or just change?
- In Evelina, does Burney depict or critique the status quo as far as gender is concerned? Does the novel suggest (however subtly) that the world would be better if it were different for women, or does the novel simply accept the injustices of Evelina's world as...the way things are?
- (oh dear--I seem to be doing a Rick Perry here and totally blanking on the third thing. I'm serious. I'll edit this if it comes to me but in the meantime feel free to help out in the responses to this post!)
- AND, it wasn't written on the board, but...look at the footrace! It's not that it's a hugely significant scene (it's not like the two climaxes we discussed on Tueday), but it is so magnificently strange that it's a good place to explore how Burney's world differs from our own.
Deadline: Thursday (11/10), start of class.