Course Description

Join us in reading five stories of love, mythic, mystic, liberating and enslaving. We begin with Ivan Turgenev’s classic tale of First Love. We continue with E. M. Forster’s A Room with a View, his hopeful novel of young romance. Love suffers as the politics of patriarchal colonialism infect a marriage in Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys’ trenchant response to Jane Eyre. It suffers and mythically heals in war-torn Cyprus in Elif Shafak’s The Island of Missing Trees. It’s a mystery to Lucy in her reflection on a haunting marriage in Booker-nominee Elizabeth Strout’s Oh William!



Instructor: Miriam Camitta

Class will meet live, online via Zoom. Registered participants will receive the Zoom link prior to the first class session.

There are 2 sections of this course:

Section I: 5 Tuesdays: Feb. 14, 28, Mar. 14, 28, and Apr. 11  from 10 AM–12 PM  

Section II: 5 Thursdays, Feb. 16, Mar. 2, 16, 30, and Apr.13 from 12 to 2 PM

Choose the section to the right that best meets your needs.

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