I am preparing a course devoted to 19th-century writer Louisa May Alcott, her life and times. The slide shows listed below are used as outlines for lectures and discussions. We will have five sessions, as follows:
We hear the story of the life of a successful 19th-century women writer: Louisa May Alcott. Video Slide Show.
We carefully examine Alcott’s novel for girls and compare excerpts from two different film versions of this classic. Video Slide Show.
And Then There Were More
Alcott wrote many books and stories for both children and for adults. We look at some of them and discover common elements and concerns. Here is my Recommended Reading List.
Concord, the town in which Little Women is set, is a place of great historical and literary significance. We visit it and some of its most distinguished inhabitants: Bronson Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Henry Thoreau.
For links to the slide show and the associated videos, click here.