Acadia Senior College

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The Enigmatic Psyche: Tales by Henry James and Joseph Conrad

William Dohmen

Online via Zoom
Born and raised in dissimilar cultures, both Henry James and Joseph Conrad settled in England to write fiction that transmuted nineteenth-century realism into the subjective impressions of psychologically ambiguous protagonists or narrators. This course will consider several tales by each of these precursors to Modernism, focusing on their controversial short novels, The Turn of the Screw and Heart of Darkness.
About the instructor

Bill Dohmen earned a Ph.D. in English literature at the University of Virginia, specializing in modern British fiction and drama. After careers as a college professor, then a Philadelphia commercial banker, he retired to Maine and resumed his teaching in the Acadia Senior College, where this will be his fifteenth course

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