On March 20th, the second-year Core Humanities students will hear a lecture on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice by the novelist Allegra Goodman. Dr. Goodman’s most recent book The Cookbook Collector has been described as a “Sense and Sensibility for the digital age.”
We are fortunate that a theatrical version of Pride and Prejudice is being put on at the Somerville Theater the same week we are studying this work in Core. In view of this serendipity, the department is arranging a trip for students and alumni to the performances on Friday, March 23rd and Saturday, March 24th (both at 8 PM).
We need to know how many tickets to purchase (there will be no charge to attendees). Please indicate your interest in attending by email or by adding your name to the list in CAS 119, no later than tomorrow, Friday 3/8/12, at noon. We will provide details about transportation and location once we know who is interested. (The Somerville Theater is in the heart of Davis Square, a very cool place.)
If you would like to familiarize yourself with the writing of Allegra Goodman, you might look at this recent short story, “La Vita Nuova”, from The New Yorker; the story was included in America’s Best Short Stories, 2011.