E.g., 03/29/2015
E.g., 03/29/2015
Thursday, April 2, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Toni Morrison's Beloved

6 – 7:30 pm

A 2006 New York Times survey of writers and literary critics found Toni Morrison’s Beloved to be the best work of American fiction of the previous 25 years. An enthralling and shocking work of historical fiction, Beloved portrays a woman and her children’s escape from slavery—and the aftermath. In the seminar, we will read and discuss the novel, considering its story’s…

Saturday, April 18, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
The Golovlyov Family and Satirical Tales by Shchedrin

10 am-12 pm 

This course is full. Call (312) 255-3700 for the waitlist.

We will examine Shchedrin’s The Golovlyov Family, one of the least-known great nineteenth-century Russian novels, and several tales that demonstrate Shchedrin’s gift as a satirist. Exploring this masterpiece of unsentimental naturalism, we will encounter Porphyry Golovlyov, a classic hypocrite and Shchedrin’s most original creation. Readings will be supplemented by biographical,