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Advanced Studies Group 5: The Novel and Everyday Life
Prof. Audrey Jaffe
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 910
Brief Description of Course:
The everyday has long been the subject of a particular genre—the novel—for reasons we will explore in this class. Our topics of discussion will include: leisure, labor, and boredom; conversation and gossip; the ordinary or “common”; the way gender, class, and other social categories and institutions structure everyday life. We will also consider all sorts of “everyday” concerns, such as time; objects; money; food; clothing; the nature of the “trivial”; the performance and texture of social life, and the way large and seemingly distant events affect smaller and nearer ones.
First Three Authors/Texts:
; Flaubert, Madame Bovary;
Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway;
Baker, The Mezzanine
; Highmore, The Everyday Life Reader;
other texts TBA.
Method of Evaluation:
Presentation; essay; term test.
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