Introduction - Hemingway's In Our Time - Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby - Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury - Hemingway -- To Have and Have Not - Fitzgerald - Faulkner -- As I Lay Dying - Hemingway -- For Whom the Bell Tolls - Fitzgerald - Tender Is the Night - Faulkner, Light in August
Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner (AMST 246)Professor Wai Chee Dimock demonstrates how four of Fitzgeralds most famous short stories -- "The Rich Boy," "Babylon Revisited," "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz," and "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" -- represent "social types," generic identities that Fitzgerald explores as forms of social reality. She reads the dramatic tension in each of those stories as determined by the protagaonists conformity to or deviation from their idealized social type. 0000 - Chapter 1. Individuals and Types 0424 - Chapter 2. The Rich Boy as a Type0827 - Chapter 3. The Sociology of Types1438 - Chapter 4. Yale as a Social Marker in "The Rich Boy"2253 - Chapter 5. Social Profiles in "Babylon Revisited"3042 - Chapter 6. Social Type and Large Scale Drama in "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz" 4033 - Chapter 7. Reversion to Type and Small Scale Drama in "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website httpoyc.yale.eduThis course was recorded in Fall 2011.