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Lost in Longing With Middlemarch

with Corinne Manning and Jay Aquinas Thompson

Genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Reading, Memoir, Novel, Short Story, Essay

Online

Open to all levels

8 Sessions

Start Date: April 17, 2023
End Date: June 12, 2023
Day of Week: Monday
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
5 seats left!
Member Price: $355.50
General Price: $395.00

In this co-taught class, we will spend eight weeks taking on a feminist and queer reading of George Eliot's Middlemarch. This novel was a scathing critique of romantic love and marriage; it is also situated in a historical moment of disease and change. We will read the book as writers, exploring omniscience, naturalist satire, and writing self-restraint or "resolute submission." Class time will include discussion and generative writing prompts that might make even George Eliot blush.

Registration dates:

March 13: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

March 14: Member registration opens

March 21: General registration opens

If you would like to take this course but need a payment plan, please email education@hugohouse.org.

Corinne Manning

Corinne Manning

they/them

Corinne Manning's debut story collection We Had No Rules has received starred reviews from Booklist and Publisher's Weekly the latter noting it "exquisitely examines queer relationships with equal parts humor, heartache, and titillation." Corinne has taught for Hugo House since 2011.

Jay Aquinas Thompson

Jay Aquinas Thompson

they/he

Jay Aquinas Thompson (he/they) is a poet, essayist, and teacher with recent or forthcoming work in¬†Interim, Pacifica Literary Review, Passages North,¬†COAST | NoCOAST,¬†and¬†Poetry Northwest, where they're a contributing editor. Their poem "Poor and Carefree Strangers," published in¬†FIVES: a Companion to Denver Quarterly,¬†was a 2021‚Äď2022 Best of the Net nominee, and they're a 2021 Tin House Workshop alum. They've been awarded grants and fellowships from the Ragdale Foundation, the Community of Writers, the Sustainable Arts Foundation, and King County 4Culture. They live with their child in Washington state, where they teach creative writing to public school students and incarcerated women. Twitter @jayaquinas; Instagram @freshwater_merman

Most classes are offered at a general and member tuition rates based on instruction hours, with Hugo House members receiving a 10% discount on classes fewer than six sessions.

Early bird discounts are available during the first two weeks of registration and apply to both general and member tuition rates.

To help provide financial accessibility to our class offerings, some classes each quarter are offered with a sliding-scale tuition model, allowing students to pay what they can for the class. For these classes, tuition increments starting at $5 and going up to 125% of the standard pricing will be listed on the page.

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Class sessions may be recorded if a session falls on a holiday, or if a student has access needs. Class recordings are not guaranteed.

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Classes may be cancelled if less than the minimum number of students are enrolled within ten days before the class start date. If Hugo House needs to cancel a class for any reason, students can choose between receiving a full credit toward future classes or full refund.

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