Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (January 8 at 9 am** – January 25 at 4 pm): $160
Regular Registration Price (January 25 at 4 pm – first day of class): $176
** Registration opens online at 9 am. Phone registration will be accepted starting at 10 am.
Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.
This course will examine American fiction of the 1970s, specifically the ways writers used a variety of traditional myths to explore the multiple cultural heritages of the United States and create innovative narratives of maturation. At the same time, we will discuss writers’ techniques for incorporating oral narratives into their works and consider the role of tradition in the making of a literary culture.
Four sessions. E - $160, L - $176
Dr. Elzbieta Foeller-Pituch is Assistant Director of the Chabraja Center for Historical Studies and teaches literary history at Northwestern University.
- John Gardner, Grendel, Vintage, 1989. ISBN: 978-0679723110
- John Barth, Chimera, Dalkey Archive Press, 2015. ISBN: 978-1628971286
- Leslie Marmon Silko, Ceremony, Penguin Books, 2006. ISBN: 978-0143104919
- Maxine Hong Kingston, The Woman Warrior, Vintage, 1989. ISBN: 978-0679721888
- For the first class, please read Grendel, by John Gardner
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.