Video: The Scarlet Letter

The Great American Novel Series

National Association of Scholars

D.H. Lawrence once called The Scarlet Letter a "perfect work of the American imagination." Is this still true today? To what does the subtitle, "A Romance," refer? Who influenced Hawthorne's writings, and who did his writings influence? What makes The Scarlet Letter a great American novel?

This webinar will features Monika Elbert, Professor of English and Distinguished University Scholar at Montclair State University and author of Hawthorne in Context; Elisa New, Powell M. Cabot Professor of American Literature at Harvard University; and Leland Person, Professor and Head of the English Department at the University of Cincinnati; and Ariel Silver, President-elect of the Hawthorne Society.


Image by Hugues Merle - Walters Art Museum, Public Domain.

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