Splash Biography



CHARLOTTE FINEGOLD, Lifelong lover of literature and food




Major: English

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2017

Picture of Charlotte Finegold

Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hi to all! My name is Charlotte Finegold and I'm a freshman at Yale. I'm from Highland Park, New Jersey, but I grew up in Southern California. Outside of Splash, I sing in the Yale Women's Slavic Chorus, work in the Yale International Relations Association - I help run Model United Nations conferences - attend West Wing Weekly, and work on The Yale Politic. I'm currently studying philosophy, literature, history, and Spanish (I have yet to pick a major...)

I love English Elizabethan and Victorian literature, long walks through the English countryside, Harry Potter, baking, soccer, tennis, 30 Rock, The West Wing, Martin Freeman, Andy Murray, Eva Ibbotson, movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock, Parks and Recreation, Amy Poehler, and Tina Fey, all with a fiery, flaming passion. Can't wait to see you all in class!



Past Classes

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H1539: Feminism in Harry Potter in Splash Spring 15 (Apr. 04, 2015)
In her characters, J.K. Rowling presents an incredible spectrum of feminist and anti-feminist attitudes. By discussing different characters and perspectives on feminist theory, we can hope to gain a better understanding of what feminism is.


H1280: Feminism in Harry Potter in Splash Fall 14 (Nov. 08, 2014)
In her characters, J.K. Rowling presents an incredible spectrum of feminist and anti-feminist attitudes. By discussing different characters and perspectives on feminist theory, we can hope to gain a better understanding of what feminism is.


H1037: Feminism in Harry Potter in Splash Spring 14 (Mar. 29, 2014)
Over 450 million copies of J.K. Rowling’s books were sold, and the series has been translated into 67 languages. The books have deeply affected our generation, and although many literary critics claim that the Harry Potter series is nothing more than popular fiction, I believe that we can learn about friendship, love, racism, elitism, religion, sexuality, the fight between good and evil, feminism, and many other themes by examining the works. In this course, we will discuss how feminist theory is manifested in different characters in the series.


S860: Feminism in Harry Potter in Sprout Spring 14 (Feb. 15 - Mar. 01, 2014)
Over 450 million copies of J.K. Rowling’s books were sold, and the series has been translated into 67 languages. The books have deeply affected our generation, and although many literary critics claim that the Harry Potter series is nothing more than popular fiction, I believe that we can learn about friendship, love, racism, elitism, religion, sexuality, the fight between good and evil, feminism, and many other themes by examining the works. In this course, we will discuss how feminist theory is manifested in different characters in the series.


H714: Bon Appetit: The Experience of Eating in Splash Fall 13 (Nov. 09, 2013)
Do you love eating? Well we sure do! In this class, we will take you through a delicious meal! Yes, there is EATING in this class. Learn about the role of food in literature, in culture and its greater significance throughout the world. Learn about where your food comes from, making the right choices in eating, how to write and fully experience the joy that is food.