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American Literary Modernism

Come find out what Literary Modernism really means.

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About this class

When we say "modernism," what do we mean exactly, and when we add "American" to the mix, what issues get reflected in the books of writers like Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Wharton, Faulkner, Cather, and Steinbeck? How are American cultural expectations explored, challenged, or affirmed in the texts that American authors write during the first part of the 20th century? Come along as we explore some of these amazing books.

Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 2-4 pm CST

Rebeccca Chalmers. Rebecca has spent her adult life on the study of literature. A Ph.D. in English (with concentrations in American literature, film studies, and critical theory) led her to a rich and rewarding academic career, the last thirteen years of which were spent with the English program at the University of Mary in Bismarck, and in regular work with the North Dakota Humanities Council. Currently she resides on the Eastern Shore of Maryland where she works as an independent scholar, with occasional university classes, and in freelance editing and writing, all while she continues to pen her own poetry and short stories.

HND Value Statement

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However, in an increasingly polarized world, we at Humanities North Dakota believe that being open-minded is necessary to thinking critically and rationally.

Therefore, our programs and classes reflect our own open-mindedness in the inquiry, seeking, and acquiring of scholars to speak at our events and teach classes for our Public University.

To that end, we encourage our participants to join us in stepping outside our comfort zones and considering other perspectives and ideas by being open-minded while attending HND events featuring scholars who hold a variety of opinions, some being opposite of our own held beliefs.

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