Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner: A Free Yale Course

in Literature, Online Courses, Yale | December 26th, 2016

This course taught by Yale professor Wai Chee Dimock examines major works by three iconic American authors–Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and William Faulkner. Along the way, Dimock explores these authors’ “interconnections on three analytic scales: the macro history of the United States and the world; the formal and stylistic innovations of modernism; and the small details of sensory input and psychic life.” You can access the 24 lectures in Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner on YouTube, or on iTunes in video and audio. Texts discussed in the course include:

Faulkner, William. As I Lay Dying.

Faulkner, William. Light in August.

Faulkner, William. The Sound and the Fury.

Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby.

Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald: A New Collection.

Fitzgerald, F. Scott. Tender is the Night.

Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom the Bell Tolls.

Hemingway, Ernest. In Our Time.

Hemingway, Ernest. To Have and Have Not.

Find more information about this course, including the syllabus, over at this Yale site.

Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner has been added to our list of Free Online Literature courses, a subset of our meta collection, 1200 Free Online Courses from Top Universities.

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  1. Talmeez says . . .
    December 26, 2016 / 12:52 pm

    I want to register for this class

  2. Talmeez says . . .
    December 26, 2016 / 1:35 pm

    It will an interesting class.

  3. Francisco L.B.Garcia says . . .
    December 26, 2016 / 1:56 pm

    A very interesting selection, but Hemingway’s “To have and have not” doesn,t maje justice to his talento & skills.

  4. Virginia Dominic says . . .
    December 26, 2016 / 3:37 pm

    I am a Literature major who graduated from Stockton University in Pomona, NJ, (May 2005). I have read all these great works, and I would love to take this course and learn more about 3 of my favorite authors. Please sign me up. Let me know how I can participate. Thank you.
    Virginia Dominic

  5. Muggle1992 says . . .
    December 26, 2016 / 6:29 pm

    Here is the link to all of the sessions of this great course:


  6. tania cristina says . . .
    December 28, 2016 / 12:51 am

    gostaria de saber mais sobre cursos e gostaria de me escrever

  7. Kevin Lynn Helmick says . . .
    December 28, 2016 / 6:05 am

    Fascinating introduction. I see that someone has posted the link to all sessions. Thank you for that, I’m looking forward to more.
    To Have and Have Not, being a novel that left a big impression on me in my teens. It’s style, POV usage and structure, all opened doors for me in my own writing at that time, and since I suppose.

  8. Mamad Heidari says . . .
    December 29, 2016 / 4:44 pm


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