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Welcome! to House of Wits, a spring 2009 course @ Bryn Mawr College, where we are conducting an extended visit with one of America’s most interesting and influential families: the unruly, expansive children of Henry James, Sr. We're focusing on the remarkable writings of three of them: the diarist Alice, who became a feminist icon; the great novelist Henry; and the groundbreaking psychologist and philosopher William--both exploring their work and thinking about what roles they may still be playing in our culture and in our lives.

We're creating a group commonplace book as a record of our readings and reflectings about the Jameses. Come read and write along....

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"House of Wits": Instructions for Preparing Your Final Portfolio

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"House of Wits": Archive of Class Notes