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Schemel Course - Marilynne Robinson - (RE) Collecting an American Past

Monday, 16 October, 2017

Schemel Forum Evening Course:

Marilynne Robinson: (RE) Collecting an American Past

Marilynne Robinson’s recent trilogy of novels "Gilead, Home and Lila" has established her
as one of the leading voices in American literature. In this class we’ll look at her work for
the way she probes character in the small Midwestern town of Gilead as a way of exploring
the often forgotten Calvinist roots of American culture, for the way she reimagines the
confessional tradition of the novel and for the way she calls on us to see an authentic
alternative American history of the last 160 years.

Joseph E. Kraus, Ph.D., Professor of English and Theatre and Director of the Honors
Program, The University of Scranton

Mondays, August 28, September 11, 18, 25 and October 2 and 16
6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.; Weinberg Memorial Library, Room 305


Kym Fetsko

Phone: 570-941-7816
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Weinberg Memorial Library, Room 305

300 Monroe Avenue
Scranton, PA 18510