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A Ruthless Criticism of Everything Existing

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research -

Complete Course Title: A Ruthless Criticism of Everything Existing: an Introduction to Marx In the mid-nineteenth century, a young Karl Marx wrote, in the form of a published open letter to Arnold Ruge: “But if the designing of the future and the proclamation of ready-made solutions for all time is not our affair, then we realize all the more clearly...

Tuesday Feb 1st, 2pm - 5pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Proust in Time: The Fugitive

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research -

Marcel Proust’s The Fugitive, the sixth and penultimate volume of In Search of Lost Time, reckons with obsessive love and its aftermath. In it, Albertine, the narrator’s erstwhile lover, is a spectre. But she is far from the only ghostly thing about the tail end of Proust’s epic, whose specters include Alfred Agostinelli (Proust’s...

Tuesday Feb 1st, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

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Friendship: Ethics, Politics, and Literature

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research -

What does it mean to be friends? What makes the deep affection found in friendship distinct from other intimacies, like marriage and kinship? How does this peculiar form of attachment give rise to ethics, to politics, to the good life—or not? In Homer, Achilles loved Patroclus as if he were his own life. Aristotle, echoing this sentiment in his...

Wednesday Mar 9th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Science Fiction, Fantasy, Race, and Reality

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research -

Against the notion that race and the body are the problems of a nostalgia-laden past, Black Speculative Literature employs the “what if” of speculation as a point of departure for articulating the lived experiences of diasporic black subjects in a range of increasingly diverse aesthetic forms. Not simply a shorthand for fantasy or science fiction...

Monday Mar 7th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Sado-Masochism: Economies of Desire and Recognition

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research -

From Hegel to Deleuze, many political thinkers have employed the language of dominance and submission within the tradition of Western political thought. How does the language of Sado-masochism shape the way we think about desire and political recognition? This course will look at how the erotic language of S&M is embedded in the theoretical frameworks...

Thursday Mar 10th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

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Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom

at The Writing Studio -

In this class, you will learn first and foremost that you can write—and write well! In fact you will surprise yourself by the work you’ll be producing. The class is designed to enhance your creativity, imagination and personal voice while also teaching the skills of creative writing—memoir and fiction. This is an ongoing...

Thursday Jan 27th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Pacific Time

  (4 sessions)
$160

4 sessions

Video Game Writing Level I: 3 Week Intensive

at Gotham Writers' Workshop -

Video games have exploded into our culture (sometimes literally), earning double the annual revenue of movies. They have also become wondrously diverse, ranging from shoot em’ ups like Call of Duty to sophisticated stories like Bioshock Infinite to offbeat indie games. Simple ideas like “avoid ghosts” have evolved into complex storytelling not...

Tuesday Apr 5th, 12am - 11:45pm Eastern Time

  (2 sessions)
$190

2 sessions

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Reading Fiction

at Alaa Al Aswany Creative Writing Workshop -

This workshop teaches the tools to appreciate literary works and learn from accomplished writers from around the world. Students learn to interpret fiction, recognize underlying themes, decipher writing techniques, and analyze the human content of each story. Through readings, writing exercises, and class discussions, we examine works by such diverse...

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$675

5 sessions

Shakespeare’s The Tempest: Race, Ecology & Literature

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research -

Shakespeare’s The Tempest: Race, Ecology, and Literature Since its initial performance, The Tempest has become one of Shakespeare’s most widely read, widely performed, and widely critiqued plays. Named for the storm conjured by Prospero in its opening scene, The Tempest depicts wizardry, shipwreck, conspiracy, and slavery—all...

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$315

4 sessions

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Reading the Qur’an: Law, Ethics, and Modernity

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research -

Reading the Qur’an: Law, Ethics, and Modernity “Read!” This is the very first word, the first injunction of the Qur’an. Although if one were to “read” (iqra) the Qur’an, as one reads any other book, you’d discover that the word appears, perhaps puzzlingly, in the 96th surah or “chapter” of the “book.” Traditionally understood...

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$315

4 sessions

Greek Mythology: Order and Chaos

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research -

Greek myth stands at the origin of “Western” thought about the nature of the cosmos, the divine, the heroic, and the human. The myths, so familiar to the modern reader yet so uncanny, present a cosmological order that answers to the deepest questions of human experience: What is the origin of everything—of the universe, the gods, and humans?...

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$315

4 sessions

Novel Writing

at Alaa Al Aswany Creative Writing Workshop -

Bringing a novel to life is a lengthy process of commitment. Students will learn the process of planning, moving the narrative forward, developing memorable characters, describing scenes, introducing elements of conflict and tension, and the techniques of novel writing. They will hone their writing style and perfect their literary voice, through rewriting,...

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$1,750

10 sessions

Flannery O’Connor: Literature, Violence

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research -

Flannery O’Connor: Literature, Violence, and the American Gothic Over the course of her brief but prolific career, Flannery O’Connor carved out a sui generis place in American letters. An heir to the flowering of Southern literature after Faulkner in its most gothic form, O’Connor also took conscious aim at liberal intellectuals in...

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$315

4 sessions

Advanced Reading Fiction

at Alaa Al Aswany Creative Writing Workshop -

In this ten-week course, students read novels and learn to see and analyze the techniques, structure, and rhythm of long-form literary works, an essential skill in crafting compelling fiction of their own. This in-depth Reading Fiction class is for writers as well as avid readers. Through readings and class discussions, we examine works by such celebrated...

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$750

10 sessions

Reading Fiction in Arabic

at Alaa Al Aswany Creative Writing Workshop -

This online workshop in Arabic teaches the tools to appreciate literary works and learn from accomplished writers from around the world. Students learn to interpret fiction, recognize underlying themes, decipher writing techniques, and analyze the human content of each story. Through readings, writing exercises, and class discussions, we examine...

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$480

5 sessions

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