John Lutz

John Lutz is Professor of English and oversees a university Division of Humanities, which houses English, Philosophy, and Foreign Language. In addition, he has led numerous initiatives such as College 101, Learning Communities, Freshman Orientation, Strategic Planning, and Outcomes Assessment. Dr. Lutz has also published numerous scholarly articles on both philosophy and literature and has won awards for his outstanding teaching.

The Lectures

DICKENS REVISITED: David Copperfield

10:30 - 12:30 pm
Tuesdays , September 10 - November 19*

8 Sessions
Fee: $160.00
Lectures:

Considered by many to be one of the great masterpieces written by Charles Dickens, David Copperfield traces the adventures of the titular character as he develops from an impoverished childhood to adulthood. Written in an autobiographical format, the novel treats the themes of memory…

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EMPATHY AND ITS PROBLEMS PART 1

1:00 - 3:00 pm
Fridays , September 10 - October 8

5 Sessions
Fee: $160.00
Lectures:

Recent work in the study of empathy has taken place across multiple disciplines that include neuroscience, social psychology, developmental psychology, philosophy of mind, moral philosophy, evolutionary science, and narrative studies. In this course, we will examine the phenomenon called empathy through each of these…

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EMPATHY AND ITS PROBLEMS PART 2

1:00 - 3:00 pm
Fridays , October 15 - November 5

4 Sessions
Fee: $140.00
Lectures:

In this course, we will continue the exploration of empathy initiated in Part 1. This course can be taken independently from that part and materials, as always, will be distributed during the first session. About The Lecturer John Lutz John Lutz is Professor of…

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ZORA NEALE HURSTON’S THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD

10:30 - 12:30 pm
Tuesdays , November 26 - December 17

4 Sessions
Fee: $120.00
Lectures:

Adapting the structure of the hero’s quest in her treatment of Janie Crawford, Zora Neale Hurston crafts one of the great masterpieces of twentieth-century African-American fiction. Innovative and ahead of its time for the way in which it positions a female character as the…

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