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Stories in Art

at The Jewish Museum - Upper East Side 1109 5th Ave, New York, New York 10128

Examine art inspired by fairy tales, folklore and Biblical stories in this workshop focusing on English Language Arts (ELA). Hear from Nina Jaffe, children’s book author, storyteller and bilingual special educator and explore the exhibition, Rachel Feinstein: Maiden, Mother, Crone through the lens of literacy and storytelling. Price includes light...

Thursday Feb 6th, 4pm - 7pm

Shakespeare with Leo Schaff

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Join charismatic actor and teacher Leo Schaff as he breathes life into Shakespeare’s words, acting out portions of the play and offering illuminating insights into the Bard’s language, plot lines, historical context and eternal relevance, all with a generous sense of humor. The Tempest - January 8 The magic hand of Prospero guides us through...

Wednesday Feb 26th, 12pm - 1:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$192

6 sessions

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What is an Author?

at Think Olio - Greenwich Village 828 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

Join Jamie Warren for an Olio dedicated to analyzing and discussing Michel Foucault’s much-celebrated essay, “What is an Author?” We will learn about Foucault’s concept, “the author function” and its chilling role in the production of ideology and power. At one point in history, the writer acted as a menace, her words possessing tangible...

Friday Feb 28th, 7pm - 8:15pm

Reading Ulysses with Michael Groden

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Work through selected chapters of Ulysses and discovery what makes the novel resonate today, with Michael Groden, editor of the James Joyce Archive

Sunday Mar 8th, 2pm - 5pm

  (4 sessions)
$385

4 sessions

Coffee and Classics: Shakespeare's Rom-Coms

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Shakespeare began his career with a sequence of romantic comedies: Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It, and Twelfth Night. In the first of these plays, the lovers lament that, “the course of true love never did run smooth,” and it certainly goes haywire in all these plays as a result of the love drug in Midsummer and gender disguise in...

Tuesday Feb 18th, 10am - 11:30am

  (6 sessions)
$192

6 sessions

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Feminist Science Fiction

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Morningside Heights 3009 Broadway, New York, New York 10027

The world is not usually imagined for the benefit of women. What can feminist science fiction tell us about these oppressive arrangements and how the world might be otherwise? What makes a work of science fiction feminist? From utopia to dystopia, satire to space opera, in what ways does science fiction hold up a mirror to difficult realties?...

Monday Mar 2nd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Forgiveness and the Unforgivable: Religion, Literature

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Brooklyn 68 Jay St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Forgiveness and the Unforgivable: Religion, Literature, Philosophy What constitutes an apology? Are certain kinds of acts unforgivable—and, if so, why? Who, indeed, has the power to forgive? In this course, we’ll set these questions in historical context, beginning with Bishop Joseph Butler’s eighteenth-century sermons, then exploring discussions...

Sunday Mar 8th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Sado-Masochism: Economies of Desire and Recognition

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Financial District 75 Broad St, New York, New York 10004

From Hegel to Deleuze, many political thinkers have employed the language of dominance and submission within the tradition of Western political thought. How does the language of Sado-masochism shape the way we think about desire and political recognition? This course will look at how the erotic language of S&M is embedded in the theoretical frameworks...

Thursday Mar 5th, 6:45pm - 9:45pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Book Club (Intermédiaire Confirmé Expert Spécialiste)

at Coucou French Classes - SoHo 253 Centre St 2nd & 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10013

Join us for the first 2020 edition of the beloved Coucou book club. Hosted by Adrien, book lover and trained art historian, the Coucou Book Club’s aim is to practice French through a literary, emotional and esthetic-driven approach, in the signature casual setting of our school! About The Book: Antoine De Saint-exupéry, Vol De Nuit, 1931 Vol...

Sunday Feb 23rd, 4pm - 6pm

  (4 sessions)
$282.98

4 sessions

Ovid’s Metamorphoses

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Brooklyn 68 Jay St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Ovid begins his Metamorphoses, “My soul would speak of bodies changed into new forms,” and it is the great theme of physical transformation that unites the poem’s many myths: humans becomes animals and plants, and vice versa; humans becomes stones and constellations; and humans change their sex.  No poem from antiquity has so influenced...

Tuesday Apr 7th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

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Homer's Odyssey

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Composed sometime between the seventh and eighth centuries B.C., Homer's Odyssey is one of the oldest works of world literature and the ancestor of virtually every narrative that involves a difficult journey home. The longing to return home is for Odysseus is the longing of a man to recover his identity as a king, husband, and father after having...

Wednesday Apr 22nd, 10am - 11:30am

  (8 sessions)
$256

8 sessions

Modern Poetry: Memory and Desire

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

“April is the cruelest month,” writes T.S. Eliot in the opening lines of The Waste Land (1922), “breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire.” What does modern poetry remember, and what does modern poetry want? This course, an introduction to the exhilarating, maddening, and strange experiments of twentieth-century...

Thursday Mar 5th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Memoirs: Jewish Authors on Identity, Culture, Language

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Memoirists write their personal stories in a way that appeals to the emotions and experiences of their readers. Jewish memoirists Esther Amini, Angela Himsel, and Ilan Stavans will sit down with author Marcia Butler to talk about how they use the memoir format to express their identity and history.

Thursday Apr 23rd, 7pm - 8pm

Reading the Divine Comedy with Joseph Luzzi

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

What makes Dante’s Divine Comedy such essential reading today, even though it was written seven centuries ago? This course will explore the fascinating world of Dante’s epic poem in all its cultural and historical richness, as we consider Dante’s relation to his beloved hometown of Florence, his lacerating experience of exile, and his...

Thursday Apr 2nd, 6:30pm - 8pm

  (4 sessions)
$385

4 sessions

Reading Elizabeth Bishop with Lisa Goldfarb

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Elizabeth Bishop is a modern North American poet who is hard to identify in terms of a single school of poetry, place, or home. She writes poems linked to her native ground of Nova Scotia and Massachusetts, yet she is also a poet who famously writes of travel. Brazil, where she lived for twenty years, was home away from home for her, as was Key West,...

Tuesday Apr 21st, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (3 sessions)
$385

3 sessions

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