Modern American Writers with Taylor Hagood

Through Friday, March 30
The Society of the Four Arts

The Modern moment in America was one of excitement, freedom, and unexcelled speed—an era that saw a post-World War I boom that brought fresh ways of looking at and being in the world. It also brought an economic crash that grounded a high-flying generation in a decade-long hangover. From the Roaring 20s through the Great Depression, the Modernist writers brought tremendous innovation to the literary arts in ways that drove changes in the way meaning itself is made not just in literature but also in the everyday practices of life, business, and government. Understanding these writers and their works is key to understanding the twentieth century and even our own moment. This eight-week series will examine the lives and writings of a selection of these American Modernists.

Taylor Hagood is a literary critic, scholar, and professor. He has lectured on American and English literature and culture throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, and in 2009-2010 was a Fulbright Professor at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany. He is currently Professor of American Literature at Florida Atlantic University. A world-renowned scholar of the writing of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner, Hagood’s books include Faulkner’s Imperialism: Space, Place, and the Materiality of Myth; Following Faulkner: The Critical Response to Yoknapatawpha’s Architect; and Faulkner, Writer of Disability, winner of the prestigious 2015 C. Hugh Holman Award for Best Book in Southern Studies.

Gertrude Stein

T. S. Eliot

Djuna Barnes

Ernest Hemingway

F. Scott Fitzgerald 

William Faulkner

E. E. Cummings

Wallace Stevens

10 to 11:30 a.m. 

Tickets: $200 for eight classes ; Reservations Required 

Due to limited space, reservations are required for every program. Four Arts members must make reservations to programs, even if they are admitted at no charge. 

Please note, no refunds for lectures are permitted. Exchanges or transfers for a lecture of equal value within a season are permitted on a case-by-case basis.

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