Quest Courses – Spring 2023 / Literature / 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

 

Elizabeth Gaskell, Spring 2023

Date

Presenter

Title

Feb 06

Arlene Curinga

Mary Barton -Pages 3 - 69  Chapter 1 - 6

Feb 20

Presidents Day

No Classes

Mar 06

Sheryl Harawitz

Mary Barton, Pages 70 - 147 Chapter 7 - 13

Mar 20

Pat Geehr 

Mary Barton, Pages 148- 210 Chapter 14 - 19

Apr 10

Susan Keohane

Mary Barton, Pages 211 - 285 Chapter 20 - 29

Apr 24

Mary Ann Donnelly

 Mary Barton, Pages 287 - 312  Chapter 30- 32

May 08

TBD

Mary Barton, Pages 313 - 366 Chapter 33 to end


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