First Wednesdays

A Humanities Lecture Series, October through May

J. D. Salinger’s Family Dramas

Why did Salinger write novels that sound like plays, begging to be acted out? Yale Professor of English and Dean of Humanities Amy Hungerford explores the voices and dramas of the Glass family at the heart of Salinger’s work and his themes of love, religion, and the power of human performance.

This video was recorded at the Norwich Congregational Church on December 6, 2017.