This half-term seminar meets one night a week starting immediately after spring break.

Would you have given these women writers the Nobel Prize in Literature? Alice Munro, Herta Muller, Doris Lessing, Elfriede Jelinek, Toni Morrison, and Nadine Gordimer are among the relatively small number of female Nobelists in the last century. We’ll talk about the history of the prize, sample their work, and consider the influence of the prize on their careers and reputations.