Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Yale associate dean will lead literature discussion

WOODBRIDGE - The Woodbridge Town Library will hold a three-part series is entitled “Imagined Women: Emma, Lily & Blanche,” led by Mark Schenker, associate dean of Yale College.
The discussion of three classics of world literature through a consideration of their heroines: Emma Bovary of Gustave Flaubert's "Madame Bovary"; Lily Bart of Edith Wharton's "The House of Mirth"; and Blanche Dubois of Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire," according to a library statement.

"The series, which ranges from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century, will consider the characters both as women in the cultural context of their time, and as fictional creations of their authors," the statement said.

The schedule is:
January 12: Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

February 9: The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

March 9: A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

All sessions will begin at 7 p.m.

The program is free and all are welcome to join but registration is required.

Copies of all works will be provided to registered participants. To register, or for more information, call 203.389.3433 or email

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