Professor Flint will guide a close reading of Jude the Obscure focusing on the following two themes. First, when we engage in the close reading of a novel, where do we see the boundaries of that novel as lying, and how does our interpretation of these affect our understanding of the practice of reading? And second, when we think of Jude as being a text very much of its mid-1890s moment, what does an intensive study of the text reveal about the forms, the language, and the ideas of fictional modernity?
Seminar Leader, KATE FLINT, Chair and Professor of English, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
STIPENDS AND EXPENSES: Participation in an institute carries a stipend of $1,500. The National Humanities Center will cover the cost of travel, lodging, meals, and texts.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Participants will have individual apartments in a residence hotel within ten minutes of the Center. The Center will provide bus service to and from the hotel.
National Humanities Center
7 T.W. Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
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