D. H. Lawrence and the Great War: The Rainbow and Women in Love
Week 3: July 23-29, 2017
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The Walter and Susan Schenker Course in the Humanities/Creative Arts
Torn between his father's proletarian background and his educated mother's social ambitions, D. H. Lawrence wrestled with extremes. He hated the soul-constricting narrowness of working-class life, yet celebrated its innate warmth in the face of a dehumanizing industrialism. Politically, he oscillated between chauvinistic forms of authoritarianism and a radical openness to the Other. He detested pornography yet wrote frankly and abundantly about sex. Drawn to English tradition, he still championed international modernism while challenging conventional realism.
In lively discussions led by David Faulkner of Cornell's Department of English, we'll analyze how some of these themes and struggles play out in The Rainbow (seized and suppressed as obscene after its publication during World War I) and its sequel, Women in Love. A century later, we'll see what still resonates for us in these two great works. (Penguin editions, please.)
David Faulkner joined the Cornell faculty as a senior lecturer in the Department of English in 2007. He teaches in the first-year writing program, including the Writing Workshop. He has also taught writing and literature at Princeton University, Tompkins Cortland... > more
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