Upcoming Literature and Theater Seminars | Newberry

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Starting September 12, 2017
Tuesdays, September 12 - November 7
This seminar is full. Call (312) 255-3700 to be on the waitlist.
Led by Steven Venturino. Nine sessions, 2 - 4 pm.
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by September 1): $275 Regular Price (after September 1): $303 This seminar is full. Please call (312) 255-3700 to be added to the wait list. Seminar Description Daniel Deronda,...
Starting September 12, 2017
Tuesdays, September 12 - November 7
Led by John Nygro. Nine sessions, 5:45 - 7:45 pm
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by September 1): $275 Regular Price (after September 1): $303 Register Online Seminar Description What does Shakespeare say about the influence of families on leaders, the balance of a...
Starting September 12, 2017
Tuesdays, September 12 - November 7 (class will not meet on October 10)
Led by Elzbieta Foeller-Pituch. Eight sessions, 6 - 7:30 pm.
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by September 1): $210 Regular Price (after September 1): $231 Register Online Seminar Description Since its beginning in the Anglo-American world, mystery fiction has diversified and spread...
Starting September 13, 2017
Wednesdays, September 13 - November 15
Led by Jim Hecimovich. Ten sessions, 5:45 - 7:45 pm.
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by September 1): $285 Regular Price (after September 1): $314 Register Online Seminar Description There’s a lot to fear about the future, and from these fears arise dystopian visions. The...
Starting September 16, 2017
Saturdays, September 16 - November 18
Led by Julia Denne. Ten sessions, 10 am - noon.
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by September 1): $285 Regular Price (after September 1): $314 Register Online Seminar Description We will read Isaac Babel’s lush, modernist Odessa Stories and Red Cavalry...
Starting September 19, 2017
Tuesdays, September 19 - October 24
This seminar is full. Call (312) 255-3700 to be on the waitlist.
Led by Constance Markey. Six sessions, 2 - 4 pm.
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by September 1): $210 Regular Price (after September 1): $231 This seminar is full. Please call (312) 255-3700 if you would like to be added to the wait list. Seminar Description This six...
Starting September 21, 2017
Thursdays, September 21 - November 9
Led by Todd Bauer. Eight sessions, 6 - 7:45 pm.
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by September 1): $210 Regular Price (after September 1): $231 Register Online Seminar Description In this lecture and discussion-based seminar, we will examine the rich period of European...
Starting October 3, 2017
Tuesdays, October 3 - November 28 (class will not meet on November 21)
This seminar is full. Call (312) 255-3700 to be on the waitlist.
Led by Linda Levine. Eight sessions, 2 - 3:30 pm.
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by September 1): $210 Regular Price (after September 1): $231 This seminar is full. Please call (312) 255-3700 to be added to the wait list. Seminar Description This seminar will focus on...
Starting October 4, 2017
Wednesdays, October 4 - November 15
Led by Mike Levine. Seven sessions, 6 - 7:30 pm.
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by September 1): $200 Regular Price (after September 1): $220 Register Online Seminar Description A master of the short story, Grace Paley called her own work “a history of everyday life.”...
Starting October 10, 2017
Tuesdays, October 10 - November 14
Led by Debra Mancoff. Six sessions, 5:45 - 7:45 pm.
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by September 1): $210 Regular Price (after September 1): $231 Register Online Seminar Description Despite its prim and proper reputation, Victorian Britain had a dark side. In a straight-...
Starting November 2, 2017
Thursdays, November 2 - December 7 (class will not meet on November 23)
Led by Harrison Sherrod. Five sessions, 6 - 7:45 pm.
Cost and Registration Information Early Registration Price (by September 1): $170 Regular Price (after September 1): $187 Register Online Seminar Description Star Wars remains one of the most universally beloved stories of all time,...