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FYSE1273

Family Matters

In this seminar, we will examine stories about families, from the Victorian period to the current day. Novels, plays, and memoirs as well as popular and sociological studies of the family will be discussed. Marital relations, relationships between fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, fathers and daughters, and mothers and sons; intergenerational relationships; and domestic configurations will be recurring topics of interest in the course. Readings may include Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby (1839); D. H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers (1913); Harold Pinter, The Homecoming (1965); Timothy Mo, Sour Sweet (1982); Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner (2003); and Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle (2006). 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
First Year Seminar
Department:
First-Year Seminar Program
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
CW LIT

Sections

Fall 2009

FYSE1273A-F09 Seminar (Napier)