The English Novel in the 20th Century The English Novel in the 20th Century

The English Novel in the 20th Century

Brian Kulick, Moderator

This Seminar looks at the works of such literary luminaries as E.M. Forster and Evelyn Waugh, alongside lesser known, but no less accomplished, novelists as Henry Green and Penelope Fitzgerald. Taken together, this extraordinary constellation of artists contributes to one of the great flowerings in the history of the novel. The Seminar explores a major work from each of these authors and attempts to tease out what accounts for this unprecedented literary Renaissance.

Session 1 A Passage to India, E.M. FORSTER
Session 2 A Passage to India, E.M. FORSTER (continued)
Session 3 Brideshead Revisited, EVELYN WAUGH
Session 4 Brideshead Revisited, EVELYN WAUGH (continued)
Session 5 Loving, HENRY GREEN
Session 6 The Gate of Angels, PENELOPE FITZGERALD

MONDAYS, 2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

MAR 4, 18
APR 1, 15, 29
MAY 13

Cost $475 (6 sessions)
* tax deductible portion is $237.50

Brian Kulick

BRIAN KULICK – is the author of The Secret Life of Theater: On the Nature and Function of Theatrical Representation. From 2003-2017 he was the Artistic Director of Classic Stage Company (CSC) where he directed Mandy Patinkin in “The Tempest,” F. Murray Abraham in “Nathan The Wise,” and Dianne Wiest in “The Forest.” He conceived and produced CSC’s critically-acclaimed Chekhov Cycle with a constellation of artists that included Alan Cumming, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ethan Hawke, Joely Richardson, Peter Sarsgaard, John Turturro, and Dianne Wiest.

He made CSC a home for the plays of David Ives whose “Venus in Fur” went onto Broadway and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play. For the past 16 years, he has been teaching at Columbia University’s School of the Arts.