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AMERICAN REBELS: TRAILBLAZERS, TOUGH GUYS, AND REVOLUTIONARIES

10:00 - 12:00 am
Thursdays , September 2 - October 14*

6 Sessions
Fee: $120.00
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This class examines some of the ways American rebels in literature and film have challenged social, economic, and political power structures in the United States. From the emergence of the New Woman at the turn of the century to the countercultural movement of the…

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MURDER, MAYHEM, AND MADNESS: AMERICAN THEATRE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

12:00 - 2:00 pm
Thursdays , September 2 - October 14*

5 Sessions
Fee: $100.00
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Theatre has often been the staging ground for some of America’s most important artistic innovations and social commentary. From the modernist experimentation of Eugene O’Neill and the expressionism of Tennessee Williams to the political radicalism of the Black Arts Movement and Black Feminism, this…

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HAVE YOU READ? BOOKS ABOUT BOOKS

10:00 - 12:00 noon
Fridays , September 10 - December 3

4 Sessions
Fee: $125.00

September 10: Jean Hanff Korelitz, The Plot (ISBN 978-1250790967). “A spectacular avalanche” of a novel, according to New York Times reviewer Elisabeth Egan. A cross between the academic novel and the thriller, the plot revolves around a creative writing teacher who steals his student’s…

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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
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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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CREATIVE WRITING AND LITERATURE

1:00 - 3:00 pm
Mondays , September 13 - November 1*

8 Sessions
Fee: $180.00

Literature is full of imposters: people who pretend to be someone they’re not. Some pretend for money or power, and sometimes it’s simply necessary for survival. Why are we fascinated by imposters? Is it their ability to create a fiction and inhabit it? Do…

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ALFRED HITCHCOCK, PART 1: THE 39 STEPS, SPELLBOUND, AND STRANGERS ON A TRAIN

1:00 - 3:30 pm
Tuesdays , September 14 - September 28

3 Sessions
Fee: $100.00
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Ingrid Bergman said: “Hitch is a gentleman farmer who raises goose flesh.” And yet there is so much more to our enduring memories of what it is to see “a Hitchcock.” Finding out precisely how the great British Master of Suspense created some of…

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