Professor Wai Chee Dimock continues her discussion of Hemingway's In Our Time, testing four additional clusters of chapters and vignettes. She offers readings of each cluster that focus on Hemingway's logics of expressivity, substitution, and emotional resilience. She concludes that Hemingway mixes tragedy and comedy as genres of writing to produce a humor that vacillates between irony and farce.
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00:00 - Chapter 1. New Clusters and Analytic Frameworks 05:25 - Chapter 2. Chapter Seven and "Soldier's Home" 12:50 - Chapter 3. Chapter Nine and "Mr. and Mrs. Elliot" 25:11 - Chapter 4. The Logic of Substitution 28:19 - Chapter 5. Chapter Ten and "Cat in the Rain" 38:12 - Chapter 6. Emotional Resolution in Hemingway 40:24 - Chapter 7. Chapter Twelve and "Big Two-Hearted River"
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This course was recorded in Fall 2011.
This course examines major works by Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Faulkner, exploring their interconnections on three analytic scales: the macro history of the United States and the world; the formal and stylistic innovations of modernism; and the small details of sensory input and psychic life.
Warning: Some of the lectures in this course contain graphic content and/or adult language that some users may find disturbing.
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