Melanie Holm (English) has published an articleon "Teaching Tristram Shandy to Undergraduates" in the Teaching Tools section of Studies in the Novel, "A Digression on three Digressive Assignments."


For readers new to Tristram Shandy, especially those undergraduates not yet baptized in the rollicking waters of eighteenth-century narrative, the digressive practice can be challenging to navigate, let alone appreciate and enjoy. This article presents a three-phase assignment structure intended to help undergraduates understand and participate in the formal innovations of Sterne's classic experimental text.

Read this article online.

Department of English