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Spring 2014 English BC3998 section 002
SR SEM: STUDIES IN LITERATURE
SR SEM:FAMILY IN FICTION&FILM

Call Number 02320
Day & Time
Location
T 4:10pm-6:00pm
406 Barnard Hall
Points 4
Approvals Required Department
Instructor Maura L Spiegel
Type SEMINAR
Course Description Prerequisites: Sign up through the "SR Seminar" section of myBarnard. Enrollment limited to Barnard senior English majors or Barnard senior Film majors. Priority given to Barnard Film majors and English majors with a Film concentration. We will look closely at novels, plays and films that center on the system, romance, history, dysfunction, institution and curious maturation of American families, from Salinger’s Glass family to Wes Anderson’s Tenenbaums.  We will explore renderings of “family cultures,“ family feeling, the family as narrative configuration, and home as a utopian/dystopian and oneiric space. The theme of home will have a central place in our discussion, a symbolic and literal space where, as Gaston Bachelard observes, our childhood memories are housed.  Authors include Gaston Bachelard, Alison Bechdel, Junot Diaz, Jonathan Franzen. Vivian Gornick Lorraine Hansberry, Arthur Miller, J.D. Salinger, Tennessee Williams, D.W. Winnicott, Richard Yates; films by Wes Anderson, Todd Haynes, Tamara Jenkins, Elia Kazan, Ang Lee and others.
Web Site CourseWorks
Department English @Barnard
Enrollment 9 students as of 7:31PM Sunday, September 21, 2014
Subject English
Number BC3998
Section 002
Division Barnard College
Open To Barnard
Campus Barnard College
Note EBEAR LOTTERY NOV 6-13; BARNARD MAJORS ONLY
Section key 20141ENGL3998X002

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