Fathers, Fiction & Children: The Male Gaze

In the last 50 years, writers have focused on characterization, theme and family dynamics, but few have turned their full gaze on men as fathers. In fact, in the spring of 2023 in a previous class, one class member lamented this absence. This class will illuminate some remarkable exceptions: per Petterson’s novel, “Out Stealing Horses,” and Norman Maclean’s “A River Runs Through It” and other stories. Join us for three lively discussions of the novel, and one final session on Maclean’s novella. These books are available in inexpensive paperbacks, in the Milwaukee Public Library, and at Boswell’s. The novel is also available in Kindle.


Paula Friedman

Paula Friedman

Paula Friedman taught a diverse range of literature classes at Cardinal Stritch University for more than three decades before retiring in May 2013. Some of her favorite classes included Irish Literature, Nonwestern Literature, Contemporary Literature and Images of Women in ... read more

Date: 4 Tue, Feb 27-Mar 26, 2024

Delivery Method: In-person With Livestream

Time: 10-11:15am CT

Location: UWM Hefter Conference Center or view on Zoom

Instructor: Paula Friedman

Fee: $25

Program Number: SPRI:122

Note: Does NOT Meet March 19th

Register Now


Join Our Email List

Get the latest on courses and certificates in your areas of interest.