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Upcoming Literature and Theater 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 February 21, 2017
Tuesdays, February 21 - April 11 (class will not meet on March 21 or March 28)
Led by Tom Irvine
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by February 10): $180 Regular Price (after February 10): $162 Please note: The brochure incorrectly listed the number of sessions and tuition. The price and course length reflected here are...
Starting February 21, 2017
Tuesdays, February 21 - April 11 (class will not meet on March 21)
Led by Steven Venturino
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by February 10): $220 Regular Price (after February 10): $242 Register Here Seminar Description This seminar explores two of Edith Wharton’s most important novels—The House of Mirth...
Starting February 22, 2017
Wednesdays, February 22 - April 26
Led by Dagmar Herrmann
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by February 10): $270 Regular Price (after February 10): $297 Register Here Seminar Description Franz Kafka’s name has become synonymous with the enormities of civilization in the twentieth...
Starting February 22, 2017
Wednesdays, February 22 - May 3 (class will not meet on March 29)
Online registration is closed. Call (312) 255-3700 to register.
Led by Elzbieta Foeller-Pituch
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by February 10): $230 Regular Price (after February 10): $253 Online registration is full. Please call (312) 255-3700 to register. Seminar Description British whodunnits, by writers such as...
Starting February 23, 2017
Thursdays, February 23 - March 30
Led by John Suiter
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by February 10): $200 Regular Price (after February 10): $220 Register Here Seminar Description The writers of the Beat Generation didn’t just blow through Chicago on their way to New York...
Starting February 23, 2017
Thursdays, February 23 - April 13 (class will not meet on March 16)
Led by Colleen English
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by February 10): $220 Regular Price (after February 10): $242 Register Here Seminar Description The summer of 1816 was known as “the year without a summer” because of frigid weather in...
Starting February 23, 2017
Thursdays, February 23 - April 20
Led by Will Hansen
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by February 10): $260 Regular Price (after February 10): $286 Register Here Seminar Description From the most famous first sentence in American literature to its climactic chase scene,...
Starting February 23, 2017
Thursdays, February 23 - April 13
Led by Todd Bauer
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by February 10): $200 Regular Price (after February 10): $220 Register Here Seminar Description The present moment in American theater is one of its richest and most exciting. In a...
Starting February 25, 2017
Saturdays, February 25 - April 8 (class will not meet on March 18)
Led by Jeffrey Nigro
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by February 10): $200 Regular Price (after February 10): $220 Register Here Seminar Description In observance of the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen, we will read the two of...
Starting March 1, 2017
Wednesdays, March 1 - April 12
Led by Mike Levine
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by February 10): $190 Regular Price (after February 10): $209 Register Here Seminar Description Considered the greatest Brazilian writer of the twentieth century, Clarice Lispector often...
Starting March 1, 2017
Wednesdays, March 1 - April 5
Led by Diann Lapin
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by February 10): $200 Regular Price (after February 10): $220 Register Here Seminar Description Dangerous Liaisons, an epistolary novel, exposes powerful aristocrats deeply engaged...
Starting March 1, 2017
Wednesdays, March 1 - April 5
Led by John Nygro
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by February 10): $200 Regular Price (after February 10): $220 Register Here Seminar Description Although originally performed by boy players in the Renaissance theater, Shakespeare’s female...
Starting March 2, 2017
Thursdays, March 2 - April 27 (class will not meet on April 13)
Online registration is closed. Call (312) 255-3700 to register.
Led by Douglas Post
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by February 10): $240 Regular Price (after February 10): $264 Online registration is closed. Please call (312) 255-3700 to register. Seminar Description Stephen Sondheim is considered by...
Starting March 30, 2017
Thursdays, March 30 - May 4
Led by Linda Levine
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by February 10): $180 Regular Price (after February 10): $198 Register Here Seminar Description A recent survey of writers and literary critics by the New York Times found Toni...
Starting April 1, 2017
Saturdays, April 1 - April 29 (class will not meet on April 15)
Online registration is closed. Call (312) 255-3700 to register.
Led by Julia Denne
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by February 10): $160 Regular Price (after February 10): $176 Online registration is closed. Please call (312) 255-3700 to register. Seminar Description Reading Peter Carson’s superb new...