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Reading Ulysses with Michael Groden

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

Work through selected chapters of Ulysses and discovery what makes the novel resonate today, with Michael Groden, editor of the James Joyce Archive

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$385

4 sessions

Macbeth

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

Join charismatic actor and teacher Leo Schaff as he breathes life into Shakespeare’s words, acting out portions of the play and offering illuminating insights into the Bard’s language, plot lines, historical context and eternal relevance, all with a generous sense of humor. Witchery, thy name is…The Scottish Play. Blood will have blood. Bewitched,...

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$205

7 sessions

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Coffee and Classics: Twelfth Night

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

Love, fantasy, folly! Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night combines these volatile ingredients in a rich and amazing mix.

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$192

6 sessions

Reading the Odyssey

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Morningside Heights 612 W 116th St, New York, New York 10027

Homer’s Odyssey tells the tale of a mortal who suffers and who comes to know the “cities and minds” of humans. The travels and ordeals of Odysseus, as he moves from the ruins of Troy to the new civic possibilities of Ithaca, elaborate two constitutive myths: the first is the tale of the hero’s homecoming—the nostos, or “mindful...

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$315

4 sessions

Signal and Noise: An Introduction to Statistics

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Midtown 247 West 37th St 5th Fl, New York, New York 10018

How do numbers relate to the world? What insights can we derive from data? How do we separate signal from noise? This course is an introduction to statistical thinking and its applications to data analysis at a level accessible to a broad audience with no prior statistical background.  We’ll learn and make intuitive the fundamental methods...

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$315

4 sessions

Food, Power and Control: An Olio Dinner Party

at Think Olio - Williamsburg 28 Frost St, Brooklyn, New York 11211

Food, Power and Control: How our obsession with food is a sign of our growing sense of powerlessness Our lives can sometimes become tasteless, lacking in meaning.  We search for novelty and innovation and have forgotten about depth and context. Our choices in food are just one of the many ways that we express our yearning for something with...

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$15

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Utopia

at Think Olio

Why does the future look so bleak? And what does that have to do with the state of our individual and collective mental health? Much of the dialogue in this Olio will be about our own state of mental and emotional affairs. History is a collection of traumatic events that have been scripted in human blood and mortality and we have all been dropped...

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$15

Forgiveness and the Unforgivable: Religion, Literature

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

Forgiveness and the Unforgivable: Religion, Literature, Philosophy What constitutes an apology? Are certain kinds of acts unforgivable—and, if so, why? Who, indeed, has the power to forgive? In this course, we’ll set these questions in historical context, beginning with Bishop Joseph Butler’s eighteenth-century sermons, then exploring discussions...

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$315

4 sessions

Stories in Art

at The Jewish Museum - Upper East Side 1109 5th Ave, New York, New York 10128

Examine art inspired by fairy tales, folklore and Biblical stories in this workshop focusing on English Language Arts (ELA). Hear from Nina Jaffe, children’s book author, storyteller and bilingual special educator and explore the exhibition, Rachel Feinstein: Maiden, Mother, Crone through the lens of literacy and storytelling. Price includes light...

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$18

Nabokov's Lolita: American Morals & Aesthetic Bliss

at Think Olio - Crown Heights 658 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Three Seminars on Nabokov’s Lolita First Seminar: If Lolita excites me, should I feel bad? We may as well admit it: Nabokov’s Lolita is designed to arouse our desire.  But how exactly does it work?  How does Nabokov encourage readers to take pleasure in Humbert Humbert’s pedophilic experiences even if they don’t share his perversity?...

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$15

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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 Jean Toomer’s Cane for the first class, Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood for the second, the first half of William T. Vollmann’s Europe Central for the third, the second half of William T. Vollmann’s Europe Central for the fourth,...

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$180

5 sessions

Mysterious Books

at Bronxville Adult School - Bronxville 177 Pondfield Rd, Bronxville, New York 10708

From smoky-eyed vamps to spunky PIs, the role of women in crime fiction has come a long way, baby! This course focuses on women crime fiction writers and female sleuths, with the occasional “guy” thrown in for comparison.  Book list will be provided before the first class.

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$125

6 sessions

Georges Bataille: Sex, Crime and Literature

at Coucou French Classes - Williamsburg 38 Marcy Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11211

In the past few decades, Georges Bataille has become something of a dirty secret on American bookshelves. Much of his notoriety is due to his erotic novel Story of The Eye, a work where overt symbolism is interwoven with graphic sexuality. His late arrival on the American literary scene and his unique prose make it almost surprising to learn that he...

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$250

5 sessions

Whore's Eye View

at Q.E.D. - Astoria 27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria, New York 11105

Kaytlin has just finished an early and unpolished draft of her second one woman show. This piece is an irreverent mad dash through 10,000 years of sex work history in 60 Minutes. Kaytlin will be reading a draft of the show and then hosting a talk back discussion.

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$5

Coffee and Classics: Shakespeare's Rom-Coms

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

Shakespeare began his career with a sequence of romantic comedies: Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It, and Twelfth Night. In the first of these plays, the lovers lament that, “the course of true love never did run smooth,” and it certainly goes haywire in all these plays as a result of the love drug in Midsummer and gender disguise in...

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$192

6 sessions

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