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A SENSE of PLACE: Thematic Readings

10:30 – 12:30 pm
Fridays , January 10 - May 15

5 Sessions
Fee: $120.00
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January 10 Macbeth by Jo Nesbø (ISBN 978-0553419054). In another volume in the Hogarth Shakespeare project, the bard’s “Scottish play” is “transplanted to a geographically agnostic place... a grim northern town where industry has shut down and it nearly always rains” (Steven Poole, reviewing…

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PAINTING WITH LIGHT: Great Cinematography on Film PART I

1:00 – 3:30 pm
Tuesdays , January 14 - February 18

6 Sessions
Fee: $100.00
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Director Nicholas Roeg said: “You make the movie through the cinematography – it sounds quite a simple idea, but it was a huge revelation to me.” What Roeg meant was that the finest acting, singing, dancing, or written dialogue on any film set or…

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INCOME AND WEALTH INEQUALITY

9:30 – 12:30 pm
Wednesdays , January 15 - January 29

3 Sessions
Fee: $90.00
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Everyone is talking about income and wealth inequality. But what is meant by “inequality” and how is it measured. What are the causes and implications of growing economic inequalities? What impact does it have on society? What form does it take in different countries?…

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TURNER, MONET, AND THE ORIGINS OF ABSTRACT PAINTING

1:00 - 3:00 pm
Fridays , January 17 - January 31

3 Sessions
Fee: $90.00

This series will examine how J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851) and Claude Monet (1840-1926) laid the groundwork for Modernist abstract painting. Both pushed the boundaries of the landscape genre to exciting new places with their explorations of surface and color, anticipating the "pure painting" that would…

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SPANISH AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS, PART I: Out of the Kitchen into the Mainstream

1:30 - 3:30 pm
Wednesdays , January 22 - February 5

3 Sessions
Fee: $90.00

This course is an introduction to the writings (in English) of two major female authors who achieved success despite the obstacles they faced living in a patriarchal culture that sought to undermine them. We will start with excerpts from Virginia Woolf’s A Room of…

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SOPHOCLES’ PHILOCTETES AND THE HOMERIC ORGINS OF ETHICS

1:30 - 3:30 pm
Thursdays , January 23 - February 20

5 Sessions
Fee: $120.00
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Dr. Welnak returns us to the origin of ethical thinking in this class. His goal is to show not only Sophocles’ literary and intellectual brilliance, but also his – and our – profound debt to Homer. Sophocles’ Philoctetes highlights the fundamental dilemma in Homer’s…

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