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Reading Cervantes with Edith Grossman

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

Most of us know Miguel de Cervantes as the author of Don Quixote, but it may come as a surprise that he also wrote short fiction as well as works for the theater. His novellas (called "Novelas ejemplares," or "Exemplary Novels,") are fast-paced and witty, and well may be, as Cervantes claimed, the first novellas written originally in Spanish and not...

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$420

4 sessions

Reading F Jameson: History, Postmodernism & Utopia

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Gowanus 505 Carroll St, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Reading Frederic Jameson: History, Postmodernism, and Utopia Why read Fredric Jameson? From “always historicize!,” the opening provocation of The Political Unconscious, to the claim, central to Postmodernism or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, that the postmodern is characterized by a loss of the sense of history in the fragmentation of...

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$315

4 sessions

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James Joyce: Ulysses

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Williamsburg 381 Hooper St, Brooklyn, New York 11211

The archetypal novel of high modernism, James Joyce’s Ulysses attempts to synthesize the life of a city, the afterlives of previous literary styles, and the entirety of the Western canon as it stood in the early twentieth century. Since its original publication when it was serialized in the Little Review from March 1918 to March...

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$315

4 sessions

Reading Toni Morrison

at The New School - Manhattan 10011

This course offers an intensive examination of Toni Morrison’s work in its own contexts and the critical contexts in which others have read it. You will learn: The course emphasizes the process of examining an individual author’s work in view of the literary, biographical, historical, and cultural influences that shaped it. Benefits:  ...

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$765

16 sessions

Gender: Personal and Social

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Morningside Heights 3009 Broadway, New York, New York 10027

Gender is often thought of as an expression of one’s individual identity, something that emerges from one’s sense of self. Yet is also often described as a social construct, something with historical and regional roots that places a person into a relation with set norms. Are these two ideas incompatible? Or, conversely, can gender be something...

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$315

4 sessions

Slow Reading: The Canterbury Tales

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

When was the last time you read a great work at a slow pace to really ingest its richness? This course is designed to help you appreciate the art of taking in the sense and beauty of the language. For the first class, please read Preface and Introduction, pages viixliii, and the General Prologue, pages 3-61, of The Canterbury Tales, edited,...

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$198

6 sessions

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The Encyclopedia from Babylon to Google

at The New School - Manhattan 10011

In The City of God, Saint Augustine confronts a central problem: How did evil come into the world if human beings were created good? Through our study of the ethical universe of literary texts, we engage with questions essential to humanity, including the nature of human beings, the basis for moral conventions, individual and collective responsibility,...

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$765

17 sessions

Poetry and Poetics: An Introduction

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Lower East Side 47 Canal S #2, New York, New York 10002

What is poetry and what is it good for? These questions have long haunted practitioners and readers of this “beautiful and pointless” art, to quote the contemporary critic David Orr. But “beautiful and pointless” were not always the terms of the debate. On the contrary, these questions about what poetry is and what it does mean something profoundly...

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$315

4 sessions

Religious Feminisms: An Introduction

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

In 1982, the New York Times editorial page published an essay entitled “Is God a Feminist?”, which noted the flood of feminist religious writing and the rapid increase of women enrolled in theological institutes. “Across the board,” the author argued, “from biblical scholarship and religious history to ethics and theology, our religious heritage...

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$315

4 sessions

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Jacques Derrida: Deconstruction and Difference

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

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,...

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$315

4 sessions

Proust in Time: The Guermantes Way

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

As The Guermantes Way, the third volume of Proust’s In Search of Lost Time, begins, the worlds of childhood and early adolescence are torn asunder as the narrator comes into maturity. Proust explores the faultlines of aristocratic society and the intensities of individual psychic experience in actions as small as a family’s move from one apartment...

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$315

4 sessions

Coffee & Classics: Shakespeare & Religion

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

The Reformation profoundly challenged traditional religious beliefs, and New World voyages and Eastern trade ventures exposed the English to varied and alien faiths. This course will consider a selection of Shakespeare plays that reflect these dramatic developments, beginning with The Merchant of Venice and Hamlet.

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$140

6 sessions

Literature in Irish: Examining “Scothscéalta”

at Irish Arts Center - Hell's Kitchen 500 W 52nd St, New York, New York 10019

Pádraic Ó Conaire was the first Irish language writer to portray the human condition in a raw and honest manner. The title of this collection, “Scothscéalta,” means “Choice (or Best) Stories.” One short story will be discussed and analyzed each week in terms of themes, style and language. Pre-requisite: This course is aimed...

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$170

8 sessions

Master Class with Adam Haslett

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

An intimate master class in fiction with Adam Haslett.

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$220

Poetry as a Gateway to the Miraculousv

at New York Open Center - Flatiron 22 E 30th St, New York, New York 10016

“Mark Nepo is a Great Soul. His resonant heart— his frank and astonishing voice—befriend us mightily on this mysterious trail.” —Naomi Shihab Nye, author of You and Yours This evening we celebrate with beloved poet, spiritual teacher and storyteller Mark Nepo, the publication of his new book, The Way Under the Way, which gathers poems he...

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$45
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