Fall 2021 Schedule / Literature / LITERARY HEROINES

Coordinators: Brynn Meehan, Sheryl Harawitz, Lis 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.

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