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This seminar will explore three American short stories: “The Masque of the Red Death” by Edgar Allan Poe, “Bartleby, the Scrivener” by Herman Melville, and “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Each is a distinct kind of horror story, speaking to us in 2021 of pandemic, precarity, confinement, domesticity, and strife inside and out.
Four sessions. Registration – $195
Will Hansen is Director of Reader Services and Curator of Americana at the Newberry. He has previously led seminars on Moby-Dick and other works by Herman Melville and on Alexander Hamilton.
A free digital course packet of additional material, compiled by the instructor and distributed electronically before the seminar begins.
Melville's Short Novels by Herman Melville. W. W. Norton, 2001. ISBN: 978-0-393-97641-0
The Selected Writings of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe. W. W. Norton, 2004. ISBN: 978-0-393-97285-6
The Yellow Wall-Paper, Herland, and Selected Writings by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Penguin, 2009. ISBN: 978-0143105855
For the first session, please read "The Masque of the Red Death" by Edgar Allan Poe available at the following link: https://poestories.com/read/masque
Registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Wednesday, January 13th. Newberry Associates members at the Literati level and above will have access to early registration beginning January 7 at 10am. Learn more about membership benefits and becoming a Newberry Associate.
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We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.
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