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BRCLL Courses, May - August, 2017

Southern Authors

3 Sessions
Tuesdays, May 16, 23 & 30
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
BRCC, Room 150, Patton Building
Member Fee:$40, Non-Member Fee: $60

This course will focus on short stories of four southern authors: Thomas Wolfe, William Faulkner, Eudora Welty and Flannery O’Connor. These authors span the first half of the 20th century, although Welty lived to ring in the new millennium.

The first session will be on Thomas Wolfe’s “The Bell Remembered”, which focuses on the rawness of growing up in Asheville during the early 20th century. Session two will cover “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner - which concerns holding on to a tradition no longer viable and the pretense of “genteelness” - and “Livvie” by Eudora Welty. Themes in Welty’s stories are connected to the problems of fundamentalism in the Deep South. The final session will be on “A Good Man is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor.

All stories should be available at your Public Library in anthologies or collections of works by the authors. Please take the time to read the relevant story before each class. They are all short and will provide ample subject matter for great discussions.

Susanne Kimball earned an MA and Ph.D. at the University of California at San Diego in German and Comparative Literature respectively.  She has taught Literature on a variety of levels both in California and the University of Texas at San Antonio.  She has been published in an assortment of literary journals.  Susanne relocated to Asheville in 2014.

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