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American Populism

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Online, New York, New York 00000

American Populism: History, Democracy, and Agrarian Revolt In recent decades, populism in the U.S. has most visibly been a right-wing phenomenon—from Pat Buchanan to the Tea Party to Trump—often overlapping politically with plutocracy and white nationalism. However, the largest populist movement in American history, the People’s Party of...

Tuesday Jul 13th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Philosophy & Deconstruction: An Introduction to Derrida

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Online, New York, New York 00000

The arrival of Jacques Derrida’s work lit the American intellectual landscape ablaze. For many American academics and critics in the 1970s and thereafter, the charismatic Algerian-born Derrida was the face of “French Theory,” and virtually synonymous with postmodernism itself. With his enigmatic prose and seemingly esoteric approach to language,...

Thursday Jul 15th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

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State, Power, and Democratic Socialism

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Online, New York, New York 00000

State, Power, and Democratic Socialism: an Introduction to Nicos Poulantzas “One thing is certain, socialism will be democratic or it will not be at all.” So wrote the Greek Marxist and theoretician Nicos Poulantzas, just a year before his untimely death. Poulantzas’s work, newly rediscovered by sections of the U.S. left, constitutes a highly...

Monday Jul 12th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Culture, Feeling, and Capital

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Online, New York, New York 00000

Culture, Feeling, and Capital: An Introduction to Raymond Williams Activist, critic, and key figure in the development of cultural studies, Raymond Williams was among the most influential radical intellectuals of the 20th century. The concepts and approaches he developed or helped to popularize—“structures of feeling,” “cultural materialism,”...

Thursday Jul 15th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Madness: Society and the Psyche

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Online, New York, New York 00000

From the start, Western philosophy, literature, and medicine have been preoccupied—and haunted—with the figure of the mad and the idea of madness. What lies at the root of seemingly strange irruptions of emotion, speech, and erratic behavior? Do they arise by happenstance, or are they symptoms of disturbances in the body, the mind, the psyche,...

Sunday Jul 18th, 3pm - 6pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Reading Shakespeare with James Shapiro

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Join James Shapiro, the Larry Miller Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, for a seminar on Shakespeare’s long narrative poems: “Venus and Adonis” and “The Rape of Lucrece,” both of which he composed during a plague outbreak in June 1592, when the theatres were closed for nearly six months, and “A Lover’s...

Thursday Jul 8th, 6:45pm - 9pm Eastern Time

Spanish Tutoring: Introduction to Spanish Conversation

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at El Camino College - Online Classroom

Spanish Tutoring: Introduction to Spanish Conversation (Grades 8-12) In this session students can get help  cleaning up any grammatical confusion and move towards fluency.   We will also analyze some samples of Spanish literature.   No more than 3 students per class.   No text book required, however, if you have...

Monday Jul 12th, 2:30pm - 3:30pm Pacific Time

  (10 sessions)
$350

10 sessions

Spanish Tutoring: Int & Adv Spanish Conversation

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at El Camino College - Online Classroom

Spanish Tutoring: Intermediate and Advanced Spanish Conversation (Grades 8-12) In this session students can get help  cleaning up any grammatical confusion and move towards fluency.   We will also analyze some samples of Spanish literature.   No more than 3 students per class.   No text book required, however,...

Monday Jul 26th, 2:30pm - 3:30pm Pacific Time

  (11 sessions)
$350

11 sessions

How to Eat Cake: Cunnilingus 101 Workshop

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at RebaTheDiva's Sexpert Consultants - Online Online Classroom via Zoom, Washington, District of Columbia 00000

The How to Eat Cake: Cunnilingus Workshop is an oral sex workshop that helps participants learn their way around down there and discover the best techniques for giving toe-curling cunnilingus! Five Things You Need to Know About The Class: Class sizes are small and cover the female sexual anatomy, tools, tips, techniques and tricks. All participants...

Friday Jun 25th, 6pm - 8pm Eastern Time

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Clarice Lispector: Modernism, Mysticism, and Morality

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Online, New York, New York 00000

Compared over the course of her life to Marlene Dietrich, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, Franz Kafka, Rainer Maria Rilke, Arthur Rimbaud, a sphinx, a she-wolf, a “foreigner on earth,” and a hurricane, the Jewish Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector moved in mystery. The author of nine novels and a large body of short stories, journalism, and children’s...

Wednesday Jul 14th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

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Great Short Novels

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at 92nd Street Y - Online Online Classroom, New York, New York 00000

Delve into some of the best short novels of the 20th century. Spend the first weeks of summer delving into some of the best short novels. 

No upcoming schedules
$125

4 sessions

Hannah Arendt: The Human Condition

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Brooklyn 68 Jay St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

What does it mean to be human in the world today? Hannah Arendt’s The Human Condition (1958) is a provocative treatise on what it means to live on earth and share the world in common. Her study, originally intended to be titled Amor Mundi (Love of the World), investigates the central activities of human life—labor, work, action—and their corresponding...

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$315

4 sessions

Richard McCoy: Shakespeare and Race

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at 92nd Street Y - Online Online Classroom, New York, New York 00000

Online Class with guest lecturers Professor Miles Grier and Dr. Farah Karim-Cooper Join Shakespeare scholar Richard McCoy for an examination of the racial politics in three of his great tragedies: Titus Andronicus, Othello, and Antony and Cleopatra. Professor Miles Grier of Queens College and Dr. Farah Karim-Cooper of Shakespeare’s Globe will...

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$162

6 sessions

Reading the Divided Self

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at 92nd Street Y - Online Online Classroom, New York, New York 00000

Join Colm Tóibín, celebrated author of Brooklyn and professor at Columbia University, for a course on three Irish writers and three American writers. The divided self and the delighted eye—this course explores the idea of internal tension in a text, literature in which there is an argument enfolding, an argument that animates the text; as well...

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$35

Reading Rilke with Mark Wunderlich

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at 92nd Street Y - Online Online Classroom, New York, New York 00000

While walking on the cliffs above the Adriatic near Duino Castle in Trieste, the poet Rainer Maria Rilke claims to have heard a voice on the wind, saying: “Who, if I cried out, would hear me among the angelic orders?” This dramatic question, which is part mystical experience and part an act of self-mythologizing, urged the poet to write a group...

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$35
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