From David Copperfield to Midnight Cowboy: Novels and Films about Coming of Age

  • Starts: 12:30 pm on Thursday, April 10, 2014
Lecture by Professor Julia Brown. Part of the alumni lecture series Arts, Culture & Ideas. 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. A light lunch will be served.
213 Bay State Road, BU Hillel House, 2nd Floor Lounge

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