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The Modern American Novel with Mark Schenker (Zoom)

March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until March 31, 2022

Mark Schenker of Yale College returns via Zoom in a continuation of his 2021 lectures on classic novels for Wilton Library.

Having discussed the Victorian novel last spring and the modern British novel this past fall, he turns now to American fiction in the first decades of the 20th century. With reference to masterworks by five acclaimed American authors, he will consider the changing nature of the novel as an art form, the rise of modernism, the influence of the First World War, and the ways in which American fiction of the period resembles and differs from English novels of the same era.

Attendees are not expected to read or reread all or even any of the novels, but a familiarity with them will of course make the lectures more meaningful. Here are the novels for each week: March 3Winesburg, Ohio; March 17This Side of ParadiseMarch 24In Our Time; March 31The Sound and the Fury.

This lecture series is made possible with the support of the Literary Series in Memory of Amy Quigley. Advance registration is required. You will automatically be registered for all five sessions in the series. To register, visit the Wilton Library website.

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Date:
March 17
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Wilton Library
Phone:
2037623950
Email:
publicity@wiltonlibrary.org
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Venue

ZOOM