REPLAY - Smithsonian Associates on C-SPAN Literature Courses Civil War
Hieronymus Bosch: Heaven and Hell
Full of fantastic imagery and dense symbolism, the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch create a one-of-kind world that continues to fascinate—and perplex—across the centuries. Art historian Aneta Georgevskia-Shine offers a guide to his life and his haunting works. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 6:45 PM
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
Haydn and His Famous Student
In this 6-session course Saul Lilienstein reveals the range of Haydn’s genius and the strong influence he had on his willful student, Ludwig van Beethoven.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 12:00 PM
Connie Britton: Actress as Advocate
She’s created attention-getting characters on “Friday Night Lights” and “Nashville,” but Connie Britton plays an equally notable role as goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme. In a conversation with NPR’s Linda Holmes, she discusses her television experiences and her work as an advocate for poverty eradication and women’s empowerment.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 6:45 PM
Henry VIII: The Man Behind the Crown
An egomaniacal monarch? A driven political and religious reformer? A notorious serial queen-maker? If any king suffered from a centuries-old image problem, it’s Henry VIII. Join scholar Carol Ann Lloyd Stanger for an unvarnished and comprehensive look at the man whose bigger-than-life royal legend masks a complex man.
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 9:30 AM