Fiction, Feminism and Hope
Two long-time English teachers and voracious readers, Shirley Minga and Paula Friedman, dialogue about female voices in two novels: “Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zora Neale Hurston, and “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte. How do these novels speak to us across decades? How do these novelists invite us to contemplate and advocate for the hopes of mankind? Two heroines portray our commonalities and our differences as they exemplify life in its varied scope and universality.
Paula Friedman taught a diverse range of literature classes at Cardinal Stritch University before retirement. Some of her favorites included Irish Literature, Modern British Literature, Nonwestern Literature, and Contemporary Literature. She has taught literature classes for Osher every Fall and ... read more
Shirley Minga and her husband Richard have both earned undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate degrees from UWM. She taught high school literature for more than thirty years, participated in a National Endowment for the Humanities project at Marquette University, was an ... read more