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Little Women, Modern Readers with Randi Tanglen

The adventures and travails of the March sisters.

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About the Event

About this class:

This is a 4-week class using the Zoom platform.

Thursdays Sept 14, 21, 28, Oct 5. 7-8:00 pm CT

This is a class for first-time readers and long-time fans of Louisa May Alcott's classic 1868 novel, "Little Women". We will revel in the adventures and travails of the March sisters and consider how the novel's depiction of the lives of girls and women; growing up in a time of war; and a commitment to community, service, and family still have relevance for today's readers. Questions that we will discuss include: 1. Is Little Women a "girls' book" or a novel for everyone? 2. Is Little Women a timeless classic or a product of its time? 3. And most importantly: Are you a Meg, Jo, Beth, or Amy?

Instructor bio:

Dr. Randi Tanglen is vice provost for faculty affairs at the University of North Dakota. She was previously executive director of Humanities Montana and professor of English at Austin College in Sherman, TX. She has published scholarly articles on U.S. women writers and literary history.

Humanities North Dakota classes and events are funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


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