Amazing Early Lives: Four Autobiographical Novels And Three Short Stories

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March 27, 2023 - May 1, 2023 (6 sessions)

Mondays, 6:30PM - 8:30PM ET

Virtual via Zoom


Course Description:

The early novels of James Joyce, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and James Baldwin, as well as three of their short stories, provide insight into these writers' personal lives and definitely into their later novels.  After we've read and discussed them, participants will get a chance to write a brief page (optional) about their "amazing early life."


Course Schedule:

March 27, 2023 - A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN by James Joyce

April 3, 2023 - "Araby" by James Joyce and THIS SIDE OF PARADISE by F. Scott Fitzgerald

April 10, 2023 - "Winter Dreams" by F. Scott Fitzgerald and THE SUN ALSO RISES  by Ernest Hemingway

April 17, 2023 -  THE SUN ALSO RISES (continued discussion) and "The Capital of the World" by Ernest Hemingway

April 24, 2023 -  GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN by James Baldwin

May 1, 2023 - Concluding Discussion and Optional Assignment:  Write one page of "My Amazing Early Life" to read and discuss in class.


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50%    Johns Hopkins alumni
80%    Full-time Johns Hopkins faculty or staff
50%    Spouse or domestic partner of full time Johns Hopkins faculty or staff
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ABOUT Lynne Agress

Lynne Agress, Ph.D., has taught at Johns Hopkins University, Smith, and Goucher Colleges, and the University of Maryland.  She was president of BWB-Business and Legal Writing, Inc. and still conducts writing and editing workshops for companies.  She is the author of THE FEMININE IRONY and WORKING WITH WORDS,  as well as numerous articles in magazines and newspapers.  For the past 10 years, she has been writing opinion pieces for THE BALTIMORE SUN.

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 Event Date
Monday, March 27, 2023
6:30pm EDT

Monday, May 1, 2023
8:30pm EDT

1-800-JHU-JHU1 (548-5481)

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80% discount. Employment status will be confirmed
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