Studs Lonigan’s Chicago

Thursday, June 6, 2013
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Thursdays, June 6 – July 25 (class will not meet July 4)

6 – 7:30 pm

Led by Heath Carter

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.

Materials List
Required:
Farrell, James T. Studs Lonigan. Penguin Classics, 2001. ISBN: 9780141186733

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.

Cost and registration information: 

Seven sessions, $180
The registration deadline has passed. To register with a $20 late fee, please call (312) 255-3700.