During each semester we discuss a novel, selected poetry, and a drama. This fall the novel will be Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter”. This stark drama of the conflict between passion and convention illuminates Hawthorne’s concern with our Puritan past, and its influence on American life. Poetry will be taken from the Seashell Anthology, Christopher Burns, Ed. Our drama, Shakespeare’s Macbeth, delineates the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake.\
Class NotesTo Enroll: no pre-enrollment, just come to the first-class session
# of Sessions: 10
Reading expected, the discussion always lively.