Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (January 8 at 9 am** – January 25 at 4 pm): $200
Regular Registration Price (January 25 at 4 pm – first day of class): $220
** Registration opens online at 9 am. Phone registration will be accepted starting at 10 am.
Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.
This seminar is full. Please call (312) 255-3700 to be added to the wait list.
In this seminar, we will examine how writers’ works of fiction can also be read as critical pronouncements, which may in turn complicate our understanding of their works. We will begin with short stories by Henry James, then turn to Oscar Wilde, and finally discuss two of James Joyce’s short stories in light of our readings of James and Wilde. Our objective will be to determine whether our exploration of these writers as critics can yield a better sense of modernist aesthetics and the role of the reader.
Six sessions. E - $200, L - $220
Dr. Susan Bazargan is an emerita professor of English. She is a James Joyce scholar and has published on Joyce and Henry James.
- Henry James, The Aspern Papers and Other Tales, Penguin Classics, 2014. ISBN: 978-0141389790
- Oscar Wilde, The Portrait of Mr. W.H, 2018. ISBN: 95495622R00024
- James Joyce, Dubliners, Norton, 2006. ISBN: 030-393-97851-6
- For the first class, please read "The Real Thing", in The Aspern Papers and Other Tales.
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.