Arts, Culture & Ideas Series: From David Copperfield to Midnight Cowboy: Novels and Films about Coming of Age

12:30 pm on Thursday, April 10, 2014
2:00 pm on Thursday, April 10, 2014
Contact Name:
Sarah Speltz
The 19th century Bildungsroman or coming of age novel experienced an afterlife in 20th century film. In this talk Professor Brown will discuss her research into the literary resonances of the award-winning film by director John Schlesinger, Midnight Cowboy (1969). Adapted from a novel by James Leo Herlihy, the film resonates with the concerns of the 19th century Bildungsroman.