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Dante's Inferno

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

The course focuses on The Inferno, the first and most earth-centered of the three cantiche of the Divine Comedy — Dante's visionary poetic journey through Hell, Purgatory and Paradise — the afterlife of the Christian soul. The Inferno's narrative particulars are layered with complex meanings — literal, moral, symbolic, autobiographical and universal....

$165

7 sessions

Wednesday Oct 4th, 10am

Strays: A Lost Cat and A Homeless Man...

at New York Open Center - Flatiron
22 E 30th St, New York, New York 10016

Strays: A Lost Cat and A Homeless Man and Their Journey Across America Join journalist Britt Collins as she shares from her new book Strays: A Lost Cat, a Homeless Man and their Journey Across America. Strays is a compelling true story of a man who rescues a stray, injured cat and how they save each other. Michael King lives in a UPS loading...

Friday Oct 6th, 7pm

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Our 400-Year Battle with Water

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 5th Ave, New York, New York 10029

Manhattan’s natural advantage as an island at the mouth of two great rivers helped turn New York City into one of the world’s greatest commercial metropolises. Yet from the earliest Dutch settlements in the 1600's to the present day, the city’s coastal location has also long rendered it susceptible to flooding and hurricanes. Join historian...

Wednesday Oct 11th, 7pm

Short American Masterworks

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

Study short American masterworks through close readings of stories by Melville, Chopin, Hemingway and Cheever. Reading lists: "The Gold-Bug and Other Stories" by Edgar Allan Poe (Dover Thrift Editions) Melville's "Bartleby" Chopin's Selected Stories (both Dover Thrift Editions) Hemingway ("The Complete Short Stories" — Scribner's) Cheever...

$175

7 sessions

Monday Oct 2nd, 7pm

Slam and Spoken Word with Nuyorican's Cafe

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

Delve into the eclectic and electric worlds of spoken word and slam poetry; expand your poetic language and horizons under the guidance of award-winning performance poets from the legendary Nuyorican Poets Cafe. During this four-week course, you’ll learn how to craft and perform dynamic works of diaphanous lyricism through writing exercises, one-on-one...

$350

4 sessions

Tuesday Oct 17th, 6:30pm

Spotlight on Icelandic Design

at Artists and Fleas - Williamsburg
70 N 7th St, Brooklyn, New York 11249

As part of Taste of Iceland 2017 in New York City, Artists & Fleas in Brooklyn is pleased and honored to be hosting a pop out event featuring some of the most talented emerging Icelandic designers. Stay tuned for more details. Iceland's famous cultural festival Taste of Iceland comes to Brooklyn Sept. 28 - Oct. 1. The...

Free

Saturday Sep 30th, 10am

Queer Feelings: Understanding Eve Sedgwick

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

“People are different from each other,” writes Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, “[i]t is astonishing how few respectable conceptual tools we have for dealing with this self-evident fact.” As one of the founding theorists of queer theory and affect theory, Sedgwick devoted much of her vibrant career to challenging us to think through the implications...

$315

4 sessions

Tuesday Oct 10th, 6:30pm

Best of World Literature

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

Enjoy the stunning work of these authors from around the world. Please read each work before the corresponding session: Haruki Murakami’s A Wild Sheep Chase for the first class,  Lydie Salvayre’s Cry, Mother Spain for the second,  Rawi Hage’s De Niro’s Game for the third,  Julio Cortazar’s Hopscotch for the fourth and ...

$150

5 sessions

By the Book

at Queensborough Community College - Bayside
222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, New York 11364

Gather in a diverse group setting and participate in an informal but challenging discussion of contemporary and classical literature and the reading experience.  Learn what authors do to capture a reader's interest and to keep a reader reading. Join in and talk about how authors create characters, develop plot and...

$45

4 sessions

Books & Brunch

at Queensborough Community College - Bayside
222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, New York 11364

Gather in a diverse group setting and participate in an informal but challenging discussion of contemporary and classical literature and the reading experience.  Learn what authors do to capture a reader's interest and to keep a reader reading. Join in and talk about how authors create characters, develop plot and theme. ...

$95

7 sessions

Anthropology and Ethnographic Theory

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

Developed as a tool for colonial empire-building at the close of the 19th century, the ethnographic method has emerged in the late 20th and early 21st centuries as an important practice for telling the stories of the oppressed and demanding social change. British and American anthropologists were initially concerned with understanding the discrete...

$315

4 sessions

The Power of Book

at The New School - Manhattan
10011

The explosive power of the printed book in the early modern period anticipates the turbulent digital revolution in our time. We track the struggles over successive technologies of human communication. We investigate the revolutionary effects of “the book in the Renaissance,” culminating in fierce public reactions to publica- tion of Martin Luther’s...

$765

16 sessions

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Assia Djebar: Fiction, Feminism, and Anti-Nationalism

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

When she died in February 2015, Assia Djebar–novelist, translator, and filmmaker–left behind a all the richness of her artistic invention: languages of adventurous sensory exploration, loss, longing, exile, feminist experiment, and political resistance.  Despite her virtuosic range, she appeared in Algerian President Bouteflika’s remembrance...

$315

4 sessions

Personal Histories: Reading Contemporary Memoirs

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

Explore contemporary memoirs written by authors from diverse social backgrounds. How do authors translate lived experiences of family life, race, gender, religion, work, the arts, love and loss into compelling literary works? How do they chronicle the creation of personal identities as they are shaped by social exclusion, belonging, intimacy and disconnection...

$188

5 sessions

Reading Toni Morrison

at The New School - Manhattan
10011

This course offers an intensive examination of Toni Morrison’s work in its own contexts and the critical contexts in which others have read it. You will learn: The course emphasizes the process of examining an individual author’s work in view of the literary, biographical, historical, and cultural influences that shaped it. Benefits:  ...

$765

16 sessions