Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner
Yale, , Prof. Wai Chee Dimock
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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
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Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner (AMST 246)Professor Wai Chee Dimock focuses on the themes of dying and not dying that reappear throughout For Whom the Bell Tolls. Marshaling Elaine Scarrys argument on the aesthetics of killing, she reads the execution of the Fascists as a representation of both aesthetic and ethical "ugliness" in death. She then turns to a discussion of the tragic-comic dimensions of not dying as depicted in the bullfighter Finitos refusal to die and the smell of death emanating from the old women in the Madrid marketplace. She concludes with a reading of the word cobarde -- coward -- as it is applied to both Robert Jordans suicidal father and the indomitable Pablo. Warning This lecture contains graphic content andor adult language that some viewers may find disturbing0000 - Chapter 1. The American Civil War as a Distant Home0608 - Chapter 2. Hemingways Suicide0939 - Chapter 3. Varieties of Dying The Execution of the Fascists1652 - Chapter 4. The Aesthetics of Killing2503 - Chapter 5. Varieties of Not Dying The Death of Bullfighter Finito2937 - Chapter 6. Varities of Death The Tragic-Comic Smell of Death3452 - Chapter 7. Varieties of Dying The Tragic-Comic Rewriting of "The Earth Moved" 4018 - Chapter 8. Varieties of Dying Roberts Father as Cobarde4451 - Chapter 9. Varieties of Not Dying Pablo as CobardeComplete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website httpoyc.yale.eduThis course was recorded in Fall 2011.
Sep 12, 2018
Excellent course helped me understand topic that i couldn't while attendinfg my college.
March 29, 2019
Great course. Thank you very much.