Lecture 16 - Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping (cont.
recorded by: Yale University
published: April 8, 2011, recorded: March 2008, views: 2660
released under terms of: Creative Commons Attribution No Derivatives (CC-BY-ND)
Download yaleengl291s08_hungerford_lec16_01.mov (Video - generic video source 413.4 MB)
Download yaleengl291s08_hungerford_lec16_01.flv (Video 178.7 MB)
Download yaleengl291s08_hungerford_lec16_01_640x360_h264.mp4 (Video 147.9 MB)
Report a problem or upload filesIf you have found a problem with this lecture or would like to send us extra material, articles, exercises, etc., please use our ticket system to describe your request and upload the data.
Enter your e-mail into the 'Cc' field, and we will keep you updated with your request's status.
At the very beginning of the course, Professor Hungerford offered students the opportunity to pitch a novel of their choice to fill the final spot on the syllabus. Today six students rise to that challenge, presenting their arguments for why each book would complete the intellectual trajectory established thus far. While the Teaching Assistants tally the results of the class vote, Professor Hungerford provides some final thoughts about the theme of loss in Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping. The effacement of the body in this novel, and the beauty of absence and hunger, result in what Hungerford terms an "anorexic aesthetic" that raises problems for feminist interpretation.
Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping (1980)
Link this pageWould you like to put a link to this lecture on your homepage?
Go ahead! Copy the HTML snippet !