Auditor Only Series

ASC OO1 -- New York Dreams and the American Novel

Please note the time changes of the auditor Only classes.

Instructor: Alfred Bendixen, Lecturer in English, Department of English


This course is an exploration of the variety and diversity of the Novel in the United States and its commitment to portraying the distinctive qualities of American life with examples drawn from four of the best novels about life in various parts of New York City.

  • March 2: Anzia Yezierska, Bread Givers (1925): Jewish Immigrants in a feminist rewriting of Little Women.
  • March 9: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (1925): the classic modernist fable of the Jazz age.
  • April 6: Ann Petry, The Street (1946): perhaps the most powerful naturalistic novel of Harlem
  • April 13:  J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye (1951): the classic tale of adolescent innocence and alienation.

Dates: Friday’s - March 2, 9, April 6, 13, 2018

Time: 9:30 am – 11:00 pm   *note* this time has been updated

ASC OO2 -- Impressionist Painting at the Princeton University Art Museum

Instructor: Caroline Harris, Associate Director for Education, Princeton Art Museum


This course will examine late nineteenth-century painting with a particular emphasis on artists represented in the Princeton University Art Museum.  Each class will focus on a specific artist, including Monet, Degas, Sisley, and Cézanne. These artists’ techniques will be discussed in-depth and participants will have an opportunity at the end of each class to visit the Museum galleries.

  • April 6: Claude Monet and the Impressionist Landscape
  • April 13: Edgar Deas and the Definition of Impressionism
  • April 20: Alfred Sisley’s Portraits of Place
  • April 27: Paul Cézanne and the Logic of Vision


Dates: Friday's - April 6 and 13, 2018 Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm     *note* this time has been updated

April 20 and 27, 2018 Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am