Upcoming Literature and Theater Seminars | Newberry

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Starting September 12, 2017
Tuesdays, September 12 - November 7
Nine sessions, 2 - 4 pm
Led by Steven Venturino
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by September 1): $275 Regular Price (after September 1): $303 Seminar Description Daniel Deronda, George Eliot’s final novel, is ambitious, challenging, and astonishingly multi-...
Starting September 12, 2017
Tuesdays, September 12 - November 7
Nine sessions, 5:45 - 7:45 pm
Led by John Nygro
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by September 1): $275 Regular Price (after September 1): $303 Seminar Description What does Shakespeare say about the influence of families on leaders, the balance of a leader’s personal...
Starting September 12, 2017
Tuesdays, September 12 - November 7 (class will not meet on October 10)
Eight sessions, 6 - 7:30 pm
Led by Elzbieta Foeller-Pituch
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by September 1): $210 Regular Price (after September 1): $231 Seminar Description Since its beginning in the Anglo-American world, mystery fiction has diversified and spread across the...
Starting September 13, 2017
Wednesdays, September 13 - November 15
Ten sessions, 5:45 - 7:45 pm
Led by Jim Hecimovich
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by September 1): $285 Regular Price (after September 1): $314 Seminar Description There’s a lot to fear about the future, and from these fears arise dystopian visions. The literature of the...
Starting September 16, 2017
Saturdays, September 16 - November 18
Ten sessions, 10 am - noon
Led by Julia Denne
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by September 1): $285 Regular Price (after September 1): $314 Seminar Description We will read Isaac Babel’s lush, modernist Odessa Stories and Red Cavalry, in a...
Starting September 19, 2017
Tuesdays, September 19 - October 24
Six sessions, 2 - 4 pm
Led by Constance Markey
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by September 1): $210 Regular Price (after September 1): $231 Seminar Description This six week seminar explores the chaos of World War II Italy and the literary movement that sprang from...
Starting September 21, 2017
Thursdays, September 21 - November 9
Eight sessions, 6 - 7:45 pm
Led by Todd Bauer
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by September 1): $210 Regular Price (after September 1): $231 Seminar Description In this lecture and discussion-based seminar, we will examine the rich period of European theatre from the...
Starting October 3, 2017
Tuesdays, October 3 - November 28 (class will not meet on November 21)
Eight sessions, 2 - 3:30 pm
Led by Linda Levine
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by September 1): $210 Regular Price (after September 1): $231 Seminar Description This seminar will focus on memoirs and personal essays of literary titans. We’ll read from the following...
Starting October 4, 2017
Wednesdays, October 4 - November 15
Seven sessions, 6 - 7:30 pm
Led by Mike Levine
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by September 1): $200 Regular Price (after September 1): $220 Seminar Description A master of the short story, Grace Paley called her own work “a history of everyday life.” With a sharp...
Starting October 10, 2017
Tuesdays, October 10 - November 14
Six sessions, 5:45 - 7:45 pm
Led by Debra Mancoff
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by September 1): $210 Regular Price (after September 1): $231 Seminar Description Despite its prim and proper reputation, Victorian Britain had a dark side. In a straight-laced society, the...
Starting November 2, 2017
Thursdays, November 2 - December 7 (class will not meet on November 23)
Five sessions, 6 - 7:45 pm
Led by Harrison Sherrod
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by September 1): $170 Regular Price (after September 1): $187 Seminar Description Star Wars remains one of the most timeless, universally beloved stories of all time. One reason...