What we're curious about
In the Solitude and Loneliness class last semester, we read novelist and critic Doris Grumbach’s Fifty Days of Solitude, a slim volume of her personal experiment to self-isolate in her coastal Maine farmhouse during the winter of 1993.
As we as a community and as a nation are practicing social distancing, we will be isolated and lonely in our own spaces. Even though we may be isolating with family, we may feel even more aware of not seeing our friends and colleagues daily, face-to-face.
On December 9th, the Literature of Solitude and Loneliness class visited the Northampton County Courthouse, Prison, and Juvenile Detention Center so that they could observe individuals living in isolation and incarceration.