English 190

Research Seminar: When This You See—The Writings of Gertrude Stein


Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
17 Fall 2010 Hejinian, Lyn
Hejinian, Lyn
TTh 3:30-5 206 Wheeler

Other Readings and Media

Gertrude Stein: Writings, 1903 to 1932, Vol. 1, Gertrude Stein: Writings 1932 to 1946, Vol. 2

Description

Gertrude Stein’s radical experimentation was just that — an investigation into the roots of meaning. As such, her writings vastly extended the horizons of literature and of language. And her inquiry into the relation of syntax to sense, of grammar to epistemology, has ramifications that are relevant to central questions poised before poetry and philosophy today. In this seminar we will read several of Stein’s longer works as well as a number of the shorter pieces, with attention to an array of aesthetic and epistemological issues. In addition to a large selection from the works collected in the two-volume Library of America Stein (Stein: Writings 1903-1932 and Stein: Writings 1932-1946), we will read selections from How to Write and several of Stein’s plays as well as a very few critical essays on Gertrude Stein’s work. These last will be available in a bSpace reader.

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