Fall 2021 Schedule / Literature / LITERARY HEROINES

Coordinators: Bryn Meehan, Sheryl Harawitz, Lois Klein

Why have some female characters stayed with us long after the last page? Do we still admire them? We’ll revisit favorite literary characters from our early reading years, for example, Nancy Drew and Scout Finch. Discussions will be based on excerpts, stories, novels, films and articles, available in advance of class meetings.

Some classes may be thematic, such as “female detectives” or “Elizabethan heroines,” while others will focus on a single character. Discussions will include reflections from our own lives as well as thought-provoking questions concerning the heroic, touching on issues of culture, ethnicity, and gender.

Fall 2021 Class Schedule

September 22

Bryn Meehan and Sheryl Harawitz

Are Heroines Male Heroes: Spotlight on Wonder Woman and Nancy Drew

October 6

Lois Klein and Ellen Shapiro

Little Women and Anne of Green Gables

October 20

Deborah Golomb

Women of the Bible

November 3

Donna Ramer

Miss Gladen: Literature's First Female Detective

November 17

Joyce West and Jane Lubin

Madame Bovary and Anna Karenina

December 1

Mary Ann Donnelly

Heroines Coming of Age

December 15

Sheryl Harawitz and Martha Drezin


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