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
Bryn Meehan and Sheryl Harawitz
Sula by Toni Morrison
Andrea, Pat, and Arlene
A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute
Hermione from Harry Potter
The Perfect Nanny by Leila Sliman
Olive Again by Elizabeth Stout
Dorothea from Middlemarch