Course Schedule – Fall 2023 / Old Courses / ELIZABETH GASKELL
Coordinators: Arlene Curinga, Patricia Geehr, Susan Keohane
An English novelist, biographer, and short-story writer, Elizabeth Gaskell’s novels offer a detailed portrait of society, particularly the very poor.
For the Spring semester, we will read her novel, “Mary Barton,” the story of a working-class family and the friends they meet on holiday. We will discover how those families’ lives connect, how one father lapses into a bitter depression, and we’ll uncover the causes of that depression and the resulting events.
A WEEK / MONDAY / 1:00 – 2:30 PM