Upcoming Literature and Theater Seminars | Newberry

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Starting June 1, 2017
Thursdays, June 1 - July 6
Led by Harrison Sherrod
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by May 19): $180 Regular Price (after May 19): $198 Register Here Seminar Description Fed up with failed relationships that always end in anguish? Ever wonder why you can only appreciate...
Starting June 6, 2017
Tuesdays, June 6 - July 18 (class will not meet July 4)
Led by Susan Lyons
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by May 19): $180 Regular Price (after May 19): $198 Register Here Seminar Description This seminar will juxtapose poet and radical feminist Adrienne Rich’s Of Woman Born: Motherhood as...
Starting June 6, 2017
Tuesdays, June 6 - July 18 (class will not meet July 4)
Online registration is closed. Call (312) 255-3700 to register.
Led by John Nygro
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by May 19): $200 Regular Price (after May 19): $220 Seminar Description Shakespeare’s sonnets are timeless examples of masterful craftsmanship, powerful vulnerability, and the transcendent...
Starting June 7, 2017
Wednesdays, June 7 - June 28
Led by Elzbieta Foeller-Pituch
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by May 19): $120 Regular Price (after May 19): $132 Register Here Seminar Description From the Gilded Age to the Jazz Age, Americans flocked to Europe. Stories that emerged from these...
Starting June 7, 2017
Wednesdays, June 7 - July 19
This seminar has been cancelled.
Led by Dagmar Herrmann
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by May 19): $220 Regular Price (after May 19): $242 Seminar Description Through close reading and analysis of Milan Kundera’s world bestseller, The Joke, and of Bohumil Hrabal’s...
Starting June 7, 2017
Wednesdays, June 7 - July 26
This seminar is full. Call (312) 255-3700 to be on the waitlist.
Led by Todd Bauer
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by May 19): $200 Regular Price (after May 19): $220 Seminar Description In this discussion-based seminar we will examine what makes Chicago a leader in American Theater through...
Starting June 7, 2017
Wednesdays, June 7 - July 12
Led by Stuart Patterson
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by May 19): $200 Regular Price (after May 19): $220 Register Here Seminar Description This seminar explores how Europe’s “age of exploration” spurred new European conceptions of the...
Starting June 8, 2017
Thursdays, June 8 - July 27
Led by Douglas Post
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by May 19): $240 Regular Price (after May 19): $264 Register Here Seminar Description The sound and attitude of rock, pop, and hip-hop have helped reinvent and reinvigorate the American...
Starting June 8, 2017
Thursdays, June 8 - August 3 (class will not meet July 13)
This seminar is full. Call (312) 255-3700 to be on the waitlist.
Led by Matt Laufer
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by May 19): $240 Regular Price (after May 19): $264 Seminar Description The time is ripe for both Baldwin and the writers who have taken up his torch. We’ll pair Baldwin’s Go Tell It on...
Starting June 10, 2017
This seminar has been cancelled.
Led by Joyce Goldenstern
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by May 19): $50 Regular Price (after May 19): $55 Seminar Description Katherine Anne Porter engaged in major events of the twentieth century – the Mexican Revolution, the Sacco and Vanzetti...
Starting June 10, 2017
Led by Elzbieta Foeller-Pituch
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by May 19): $120 Regular Price (after May 19): $132 Register Here Seminar Description How did Sherlock Holmes become the global figure of the detective par excellence? We will trace the...
Starting June 10, 2017
Saturdays, June 10 - July 15 (class will not meet July 1)
This seminar is full. Call (312) 255-3700 to be on the waitlist.
Led by Julia Denne
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by May 19): $170 Regular Price (after May 19): $187 Seminar Description In contrast to Tolstoy’s and Dostoevsky’s moral clarity, Chekhov withholds judgment. While Chekhov may seem the most...
Starting June 24, 2017
Led by Matt Laufer
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by May 19): $80 Regular Price (after May 19): $88 Register Here Seminar Description Mired as we are in what have come to be called “post-truth” culture, “alternative facts,” and “Orwellian...
Starting July 15, 2017
Led by Harrison Sherrod
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by May 19): $80 Regular Price (after May 19): $88 Register Here Seminar Description So many books, so little time. Luckily Pierre Bayard, a professor of French literature and psychoanalyst...