Courses MA in the HISTORY of DECORATIVE ARTS Popular Culture Philosophy and Religion
Kafka: The Man Who Defined a Nightmare
His name has become synonymous with anxiety and alienation, but how much do you know about the man behind it? Elizabeth Rajec, president of the Kafka Society of America, analyzes the life and literary context of the author of The Metamorphosis, his influence on contemporary literature, and what exactly makes something “Kafkaesque.”
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 1:00 PM
Conversations on Contemporary Novels: National Book Critics Circle Award Winners
If you love discovering a new book and sharing it with a friend, here’s a chance to do both by reading and discussing recent novels recognized by the National Book Critics Circle Award. This session will feature Anthony Marra's A Constellation of Vital Phenomena. Part of a 4-Session Course.
Monday, December 19, 2016 - 6:45 PM
Reading the Gilded Age Authors
Works by novelists Edith Wharton, Henry James, Theodore Dreiser, and Anzia Yezierska provide literary perspectives on the changes that swept America during the Gilded Age. Lisbeth Strimple Fuisz of Georgetown University leads a reading-group series that explores their varied depictions of characters whose personal dramas play out against rapidly shifting social, cultural, and economic backdrops.
Monday, February 13, 2017 - 6:45 PM
The Song of Songs
With its lyrical and sensuous celebration of romance and yearning, the Song of Songs provides a contrast to other parts of the Bible. Tod Linafelt, a professor of biblical literature, provides a theological context for its vision of love.
Monday, February 13, 2017 - 6:45 PM
John Feinstein: Basketball Legends, March Madness, and More
The writer shares stories from his newest book (on college basketball’s fiercest rivalry among three North Carolina coaches), previews March Madness, and talks with announcer Phil Hochberg about the sports world he knows so well.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 6:45 PM