ONLINE CLASS: E. M. Forster: Literary Genius and Cultural Prophet (2209)

Four Mondays: March 7, 14, 21, 28, from 6:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m. EST Online

Price: 
$140.00 Per Person (10% off for members)

Long regarded as one of the greatest writers of a generation that included such luminaries as Virginia Woolf and D. H. Lawrence, E. M. Forster produced several novels, stories, and essays that also speak uncannily to our contemporary cultural moment. His witty and incisive writing seems startlingly relevant at a time when we are divided and troubled by politics, frighteningly rapid advances in technology, racial and ethnic conflict, changing gender roles, and the fate of democracy itself. In this course, we'll read three of Forster's novels: A Room with a View, Howards End, A Passage to India, as well as several of his landmark shorter works like "What I Believe" and "The Machine Stops" (which bears an eerie resemblance to life on Zoom!). As we analyze and appreciate Forster's signature style, we'll also consider what he has to say to us as contemporaries, and the hope he offers for our future during troubled times. 

Four Mondays: March 7, 14, 21, 28, from 6:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m. EST Online

Class Reading Schedule:

March 7: A Room with a View
March 14: Howards End
March 21: A Passage to India
March 28: “What I Believe” (essay) and “The Machine Stops” (short story) - links to stories will be provided by instructor

 

Required Reading:

A Room with a View, (9780141183299)

Howards End, (9780141182131)

A Passage to India, (9781984899460)

Aaron Hamburger is the author of the short story collection The View From Stalin’s Head (winner of the Rome Prize in Literature), the novels Faith for Beginners (a Lambda Literary Award nominee), Nirvana is Here (winner of a Bronze Medal in the 2019 Forewords Indie Awards), and Hotel Cuba (forthcoming, HarperPerennial, 2023). His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Poets & Writers, Tin House, Subtropics, Details, O, the Oprah Magazine, Boulevard, and The Village Voice. He has received fellowships from the DC Commission for the Arts, the Edward F. Albee Foundation and the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Umbria, Italy, as well as residencies from Yaddo and Djerassi. He has also taught writing at Columbia University, NYU, the Stonecoast MFA Program, and George Washington University.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

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A Room with a View Cover Image
By E. M. Forster, Wendy Moffat (Introduction by), Malcolm Bradbury (Notes by)
$12.00
ISBN: 9780141183299
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Published: Penguin Classics - August 1st, 2000

Howards End Cover Image
By E. M. Forster, David Lodge (Introduction by)
$14.00
ISBN: 9780141182131
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Published: Penguin Classics - April 1st, 2000

A Passage to India (Vintage Classics) Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9781984899460
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Published: Vintage - January 7th, 2020