"Lec 12 - Fitzgerald -- " Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner (AMST 246) Professor Wai Chee Dimock demonstrates how four of Fitzgerald's most famous short stories -- "The Rich Boy," "Babylon Revisited," "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz," and "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" -- represent "social types," generic identities that Fitzgerald explores as forms of social reality. She reads the dramatic tension in each of those stories as determined by the protagaonist's conformity to or deviation from their idealized social type. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Individuals and Types 04:24 - Chapter 2. The Rich Boy as a Type 08:27 - Chapter 3. The Sociology of Types 14:38 - Chapter 4. Yale as a Social Marker in "The Rich Boy" 22:53 - Chapter 5. Social Profiles in "Babylon Revisited" 30:42 - Chapter 6. Social Type and Large Scale Drama in "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz" 40:33 - Chapter 7. Reversion to Type and Small Scale Drama in "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://oyc.yale.edu This course was recorded in Fall 2011.
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