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Upcoming Chicago Interest Seminars

This list is of upcoming seminars only. Since most seminars meet more than once in a term, if a class has already met at least once, it will no longer show up on this list. To find a seminar that has already started or has finished, visit Programs and Events and set the date range to include the seminar’s starting date.

Starting June 7, 2016
Tuesdays, June 7 - July 19
Led by Todd Bauer
Seminar Description Each week, this seminar will feature a different Chicago-based playwright, who will discuss one of his or her plays with the class. Ranging from well-known plays that have had a number of productions, to scripts still in the...
Starting June 7, 2016
Tuesdays, June 7 - July 26
This seminar is full. Please call for waitlist.
Led by Diane Dillon
Seminar Description This seminar will explore seven of Chicago’s neighborhoods through a series of readings and walking tours: Streeterville, McCormickville, Printer’s Row, Wicker Park, Old Town, Uptown, and East Rogers Park. We will study the...
Starting June 8, 2016
Wednesdays, June 8 - June 22
Led by Abbie Reese
Seminar Description “People are hungry for stories. It’s part of our very being,” or so said Studs Terkel. In this seminar, students will engage with the methodology of oral history, a negotiation of co-authorship and shared authority. In...
Starting June 9, 2016
Thursdays, June 9 - July 28
Led by Lasana Kazembe
Seminar Description You’ve heard about Harlem’s Renaissance but what about Chicago’s? The Chicago Black Renaissance (1935-1950) spawned an incredible flowering of literature as well as visual and performing arts. This seminar explores the origins of...