Gunn Memorial Library in Washington is pleased to welcome Mark Scarbrough, a scholar on 19th Century American literature, as he leads a five-week session exploring literature, politics and culture in the United States through the genre of short stories.
While the short story didn’t originate in the United States, it became the form the new nation re-invented and made its own. From Nathaniel Hawthorne through Charlotte Perkins Gilman, participants will examine these changes through our cultural history before and after the Civil War. Join us for a lively lecture/discussion format. Copies of the short stories will be available at the circulation desk, when reserved in advance. Please sign up today. Supplies are limited.
Mark Scarbrough started his professional life as an academic and did his doctoral work in nineteenth century American literature at the University of Wisconsin, Madison before accepting a job at Saint Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. He has given papers on Chaucer at the International Medieval Conference and on American literature at the MLA and regional MLA conferences. After several years teaching, he resigned and moved to New York to write. In New York, he met and married Bruce Weinstein. Together, they have written more than two dozen cookbooks, and have appeared on The Today Show, CBS This Morning, and The View and selected as The Most Influential People of Litchfield County. Mark is enmeshed in literature and has been a popular book group and literary discussion leader across Southern New England.
For more information on Mark visit: bruceandmark.com
Discussions: Mondays at 10 am
September 11, 2017- Nathaniel Hawthorne, My Kinsman, Major Molineux (1832)
September 18, 2017 – Herman Melville, Bartleby the Scrivener (1853)
September 25, 2017 – Bret Harte, The Outcasts Of Poker Flat (1869)
October 2, 2017 – Charles Chesnutt, The Wife Of His Youth (1898)
October 16, 2017 – Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper (1892)
Registration is requested
The Gunn Memorial Library
5 Wykeham Road
at Route 47 on the Green