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Kant’s Critical Aesthetics

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Financial District 75 Broad St, New York, New York 10004

Art was anything but peripheral to Kant’s philosophical project. In judging a thing to be beautiful, Kant maintained, we bridge “the great gulf” of nature and human freedom, and prepare ourselves to “love something, even nature, without interest”—that is, exercise moral judgment. Immensely influential in its time, the so-called “third...

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$315

4 sessions

The Human Condition

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Murray Hill 275 Madison Ave St #2114, New York, New York 10016

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

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Great American Fiction

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

Experience the creative genius of some of the nation’s most gifted authors, both past and present. Please read Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad for the first class, Ursula K. Le Guin’s Orsinian Tales for the second, Evan S. Connell’s Mr. Bridgefor the third, Willa Cather’s My Antonia for the fourth and...

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$150

5 sessions

Midnight Society

at Caveat - Lower East Side 21-A Clinton St, New York, New York 10002

Was it Aliens... or Hypnosis, Ghosts... or Hallucination, Demons... or Delusion? Our storytellers dive in to the scary stories that have haunted us for generations, and the psychology behind them. We explore the unexplained and find that the reasons we invent supernatural stories are often more terrifying than the stories themselves. July Theme:...

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$15

William Faulkner: Absalom, Absalom!

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Sunnyside 47-29 32nd Pl, Long Island City, New York 11101

For the historian C. Vann Woodward, living in the South at the height of Jim Crow, it was literature that awoke him to the myths and dissimulation of official white supremacy. In particular, William Faulkner’s novels—his 1936 classic Absalom, Absalom! especially—challenged the tendency of Southern historians to justify and validate...

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$315

4 sessions

Cold Pastoral: Literature, Nature, and the Anthropocene

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

What do ideas of nature have to tell us about literature and how it works? Through the medium of the pastoral—variously defined as a genre, a set of rhetorical moves, or an uneasy collection of tropes—writers have evoked, described, and accounted for nature and humanity’s place within it. From visions of Arcadia to Paradise to the Golden Age,...

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$315

4 sessions

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Anthropology and Ethnographic Theory

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

Developed as a tool for colonial empire-building at the close of the 19th century, the ethnographic method has become an important practice for telling the stories of the oppressed, designing for the future, and demanding social change. British and American anthropologists were initially concerned with understanding the discrete cultures of “savage”...

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$315

4 sessions

Mesopotamia: The Land Between Two Rivers

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights 190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Mesopotamia, the “Land Between the Two Rivers” in present-day Iraq, is often referred to as the Cradle of Civilization. The ancient peoples of this region developed the first cities and multicultural societies, invented writing and the wheel, and left behind incredible works of art and a rich and varied literature. Yet despite their...

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$10

Poet-trees

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights 190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." - John Muir Join us for a light-hearted look at trees! We will seek to identify a few trees and search for the poems hidden in the furrows of bark and in the slenderest of branches.   This class leans heavily toward the whimsical and will certainly get those creative...

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$13

E. Said’s Orientalism: Literature and the Non-European

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

What is “Orientalism”? And why has the book that defined it as a Western body of knowledge remained so popular as a key text of critical theory? Published in 1978, Edward Said’s Orientalism immediately attracted both praise and censure. For Said, the notion that the world is divided—politically, culturally, and morally—into the...

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$315

4 sessions

Silvia Federici: Women, Capitalism, and the Body

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

The infamous witch-hunts of the 16th and 17th centuries were, as Silvia Federici puts it, “one of the most monstrous attacks on the body perpetrated in the modern era.” Persecuted as witches, and murdered in the tens of thousands, were heretics, healers, slaves, disobedient wives, and women who dared to live alone. For Federici, the Marxist-feminist...

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$315

4 sessions

Great Short Novels

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

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. 

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$125

4 sessions

Reading Shakespeare with James Shapiro

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

James Shapiro leads participants through the pair of plays that the Public Theater will stage this summer at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, offering insights into the language, style and performance histories of the plays, with the goal of preparing theatergoers to get the most out of seeing these productions.

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$300

2 sessions

Memoir with Anya Yurchyshyn

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

Our personal stories are a vital part of who we are. When we explore our stories by writing memoir, we have the opportunity to understand our experiences more deeply and give others a chance to reflect on theirs. In this course, students will produce and share original autobiographical work, examine aspects of craft such as voice, structure and narration,...

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$385

4 sessions

By the Book

at Queensborough Community College - Bayside 222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, New York 11364

Gather in a diverse group setting and participate in an informal but challenging discussion of contemporary and classical literature and the reading experience.  Learn what authors do to capture a reader's interest and The Mare by Mary Gaitskill will be the first selection. Please read this book PRIOR to the 1st class mee...

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$75

5 sessions

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