Discussion on consciousness and memory in novels Feb. 11

Lewis faculty to discuss consciousness and memory in the modernist novel

Published: January 27, 2010.

As part of the Art of Memory series, three Lewis University faculty members will discuss “Consciousness and Memory in the Modernist Novel” at 2 p.m. on Feb. 11 in Room AS-158-A (A-133) at Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville.

Through literary works, Dr. Michael Cunningham, Dr. Nancy Workman and Dr. Wallace Ross of Lewis University’s English department will discuss consciousness, one important dimension of memory. One of the features of high literary modernism is the writer’s attention to the inner life of characters. Three writers in particular – Joyce, Woolf, and Faulkner – were especially devoted to rendering faithfully the nature of consciousness. In this panel presentation, Dr. Wallace Ross, assistant professor of English, will examine Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and other Joyce fiction, Dr. Nancy Workman, professor of English, will look at Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway and Dr. Michael Cunningham, director of Arts and Ideas, will reveal Faulkner’s methods in The Sound and the Fury.

The Art of Memory series is presented by the Lewis University History Center: Urban, Cultural and Catholic History of the Upper Midwest, which supports a biannual symposium. It is also a part of Lewis University’s Arts & Ideas Program, providing cultural and educational programming for students and the community. These events are free of charge and open to the public. For further information, please contact Dr. Ewa Bacon at (815) 836-5568.

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