Spring 2022 Courses / 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.

B WEEK / WED / 10:30am to 12:00 pm

Spring 2022 Class Schedule: Literary Heroines

Date

Presenter

Title

Feb 09

Bryn Meehan and Sheryl Harawitz

Sula by Toni Morrison

Feb 23

Andrea, Pat, and Arlene

A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute

Mar 09

Debbie Golomb

Biblical Women

Mar 23

Judy Hampson

Hermione from Harry Potter

Apr 06

Ruth Ward

The Perfect Nanny by Leila Sliman

Apr 27

Lois Klein

Olive Again by Elizabeth Stout

May 11

Steve Allen

Dorothea from Middlemarch


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