Upcoming Literature and Theater Seminars | Newberry

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 October 11, 2016
Tuesdays, October 11 - November 22
This seminar is full. Call (312) 255-3700 to be on the waitlist.
Led by Debra Mancoff
Seminar Description Artists have always recorded fashion by depicting the dress of their day. But in the nineteenth century, certain artists influenced fashion by inspiring trends, promoting new styles, and even designing garments. This seminar will...
Starting October 12, 2016
Wednesdays, October 12 - November 30
This seminar is full. Call (312) 255-3700 to be on the waitlist.
Led by Steven Venturino
Seminar Description Our Mutual Friend is Charles Dickens’s last completed novel, filled with humor, dark satire, multiple plot lines, and remarkable prose. This seminar considers the book in serial weekly installments (no spoilers) for an engaging,...
Starting October 18, 2016
Tuesdays, October 18 - November 29 (class will not meet on November 22)
This seminar is full. Call (312) 255-3700 to be on the waitlist.
Led by Linda Levine
Seminar Description We will discuss the theme of alienation and connection in four contemporary novels of significant literary merit: Jane Gardam’s Old Filth; William Maxwell’s So Long, See You Tomorrow; Ian McEwan’s On Chesil...