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 concludes her discussion of Light in August and the semester by mapping Faulkners theology of Calvinist predestination onto race. Using Nella Larsens novel Passing as an intertext, she shows how Joe Christmass decision to self-blacken expresses his tragic sense of being predestined, of always "coming second." Moving away from tragedy, Dimock reads Hightowers delivery of Lenas baby as inhabiting a liminal space between tragedy and comedy, as Faulkner gives Hightower a second chance at meaningful communal agency. She finishes by reading Lena Grove and Byron Bunchs courtship as the comic end of Light in August. Warning This lecture contains graphic content andor adult language that some viewers may find disturbing0000 - Chapter 1. "Passing" in Light in August0612 - Chapter 2. Joe Christmass Redoubled Double-Consciousness1001 - Chapter 3. The Symbolic Pattern of Lighting a Match 1807 - Chapter 4. The Racialized Predestination of Joe Christmas2252 - Chapter 5. Joe Christmass Lack of Agency2943 - Chapter 6. Hightower as the Midpoint Between Joe Christmas and Lena Grove3328 - Chapter 7. Giving Hightower a Second Chance 3938 - Chapter 8. The Wisdom of Crowds4352 - Chapter 9. Faulkners Use of the Kindness of Strangers as a Multitude4623 - Chapter 10. Faulkner on MarriageComplete 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.