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Image and Metaphor: Alice James Revisited

 

At the beginning of this semester in House of Wits, I was amazed by how struck I was by Alice James’ diary. I immediately felt an inexplicable affinity with Alice, her commonplace book-cum-diary, and her infectious use of language. It was one of the first times that I explicitly recall feeling such camaraderie with an author, let alone one who penned her only published work (excluding her letters) nearly 120 years ago.

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The Tyranny of Henry James

In our discussion of The Portrait of a Lady, Anne asked our class to consider “who is the tyrant” of the novel.  She was inquiring what character or concept constrained the formerly free and independent character of Isabel Archer.  A discussion ensued about whether Gilbert Osmond or Isabel Archer’s imagination was the tyrant.  I would like to propose a third interpretation; Henry James, himself, is the great tyrant of his own novel. 

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A Nighttime Scene: Katharine and Alice in Bed

James Family 2010 - Final Papers

This is the last set of web papers to emerge from “House of Wits”: The Intersecting Wor(l)ds  of Alice, Henry and William James, a new course being offered @ Bryn Mawr College in Spring 2010. At the end of semester, students are thinking out loud here about the contemporary implications of the work of the James family. What roles are they now playing in our culture, and in our lives?

Take a look around, and feel warmly welcome to respond in the comment area available at the end of each paper. What strikes, intrigues, puzzles you...what, among your reactions, might be of interest or use to the writer, or others in the class, or others who--exploring the internet--might be in search of thoughtful conversation about how we are making sense of the way the James family portrayed the world?

 

James Family 2010 - Web Paper 3

This is the third set of web papers to emerge from

“House of Wits”: The Intersecting Wor(l)ds  of Alice, Henry and William James, a new course being offered @ Bryn Mawr College in Spring 2010. Three months into the course, students are thinking out loud here about the relationship of William James to a range of other thinkers, writers and artists.

Take a look around, and feel warmly welcome to respond in the comment area available at the end of each paper. What strikes, intrigues, puzzles you...what, among your reactions, might be of interest or use to the writer, or others in the class, or others who--exploring the internet--might be in search of thoughtful conversation about how we are making sense of the way the James family portrayed the world?

 

James Family 2010 - Web Paper 2

These are the second set of web papers to emerge from “House of Wits”: The Intersecting Wor(l)ds  of Alice, Henry and William James, a new course being offered @ Bryn Mawr College in Spring 2010. Two months into the course, students are thinking out loud here about the relationship of Henry James to a range of other thinkers, writers and artists.

Take a look around, and feel warmly welcome to respond in the comment area available at the end of each paper. What strikes, intrigues, puzzles you...what, among your reactions, might be of interest or use to the writer, or others in the class, or others who--exploring the internet--might be in search of thoughtful conversation about how we are making sense of the way the James family portrayed the world?

 

James Family 2010- Web Paper 1

These are the first web papers to emerge from “House of Wits”: The Intersecting Wor(l)ds  of Alice, Henry and William James, a new course being offered @ Bryn Mawr College in Spring 2010. One month into the course, students are thinking out loud here about the relationship of Alice James to a range of other thinkers, writers and artists.

Take a look around, and feel warmly welcome to respond in the comment area available at the end of each paper. What strikes, intrigues, puzzles you...what, among your reactions, might be of interest or use to the writer, or others in the class, or others who--exploring the internet--might be in search of thoughtful conversation about how we are making sense of the way the James family portrayed the world?

 

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“It’s Okay…” Campaign: Now what?

 CCM

290 Interdisc. Gen/Sex

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