Course Schedule – Spring 2024 / 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


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