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
Bryn Meehan and Sheryl Harawitz
Are Heroines Male Heroes: Spotlight on Wonder Woman and Nancy Drew
Lois Klein and Ellen Shapiro
Little Women and Anne of Green Gables
Women of the Bible
Miss Gladen: Literature's First Female Detective
Joyce West and Jane Lubin
Madame Bovary and Anna Karenina
Mary Ann Donnelly
Heroines Coming of Age
Sheryl Harawitz and Martha Drezin