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Through close readings of several short stories, this class will focus on the depiction of parenthood in twentieth- and twenty-first century American literature. Some of these authors assume the voice and point of view of children to offer cultural and social critiques. Others offer an adult perspective on the challenges and complexities of raising children. Most of these stories meditate on the notion of loss—whether the loss of childhood innocence, the loss of closeness between parents and children, and even the unthinkable loss of a child. Some of the authors include Elizabeth McCraken, Ellen Gilchrist, Frederick Busch, Jhumpa Lahiri, Keven Brockmeier, and Charles Yu. All the readings will be provided.

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Thomas Fahy

Thomas Fahy is a novelist, nonfiction writer, and professor of literature and creative writing. He has been widely acclaimed and has received awards for his numerous works of fiction and non-fiction, as well as his scholarly research. He has also published essays on everything from Paris Hilton and 1980s vampire films to the television series Stranger Things. His works have been translated into several languages, and he has been interviewed by Salon and other publications, as well as radio hosts in the United States, Britain, Canada, Australia, Ireland, and Malaysia. He was recently a guest on the BBC radio program “Literary Pursuits” about Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood. He has also appeared in several episodes of the Spanish television series Creadores Prodigiosos. When he is not writing, Dr. Fahy performs regularly as a classical pianist and has appeared in recent concerts at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Merkin Concert Hall, and other venues in New York City. He is a fascinating and dynamic teacher who is able to bring his wide interdisciplinary knowledge to whatever the subject.

Lecture Details



3 lecture(s)
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Thursday, 10:00 AM to 12 noon

Jun 01, 2023
Jun 08, 2023
Jun 15, 2023