6 – 7:30 pm
We will immerse ourselves in the world of James T. Farrell’s classic Studs Lonigan trilogy. It tells the story of a young Irish-American man trying to make his way on the South Side of Chicago during the years between World War I and the Great Depression. While approaching Farrell’s work critically as literature, we will be especially interested in the many glimpses it offers of everyday life in the early-twentieth-century city. Please read sections 1 and 2 of Young Lonigan for the first session.
Heath Carter is Assistant Professor of History at Valparaiso University. He holds a Ph.D. in United States history from the University of Notre Dame.
Farrell, James T. Studs Lonigan. Penguin Classics, 2001. ISBN: 9780141186733
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.
Seven sessions, $180
The registration deadline has passed. To register with a $20 late fee, please call (312) 255-3700.