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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. ...

$55

3 sessions

Tuesday Jun 13th, 11:30am

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Appreciating James Joyce's Baffling Masterpiece

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Finnegans Wake: Approaching and Appreciating James Joyce's Baffling Masterpiece Notoriously called the most difficult novel ever written, thought of as either a colossal joke (or waste of time) or the greatest work of genius ever - James Joyce's Finnegans Wake has fascinated and repelled the literary world since its release in 1939. In this class...

Friday Jun 16th, 6:30pm

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Jorge Luis Borges: Mysticism and Politics

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

This class centers upon one of Latin America’s most prolific and influential literary figures, Jorge Luis Borges. It will introduce students to Borges’ most canonical works, including the two short story collections Fictions and The Aleph, as well as the essay collection Other Inquisitions. Students with previous knowledge...

$315

4 sessions

Monday Jun 5th, 6:30pm

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What Would Buffy Do? A Radical Feminist

at Think Olio - Ridgewood
465 Seneca Ave, New York, New York 11385

Full Title:  What Would Buffy Do? A Radical Feminist Seeks Answers from The Slayer From the moment she was called upon to become the Slayer, and thus shoulder the weight of saving the world (Again!) Buffy the Vampire Slayer wrestled with understanding not only her place in the world as a superhero, but also finding her place as young...

Saturday Jun 17th, 7pm

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That Fresh Sound: Modern Poetry, Kanye West

at Think Olio - Murray Hill
419 Park Ave S , New York, New York 10016

That Fresh Sound: Modern Poetry, Kanye West, And Shaking Your Mind Out of Its Rut This Olio will discuss a book that is specifically charged to break the mind out of cliché and into a perpetual freshness of language – and maybe cure writer’s block.   That book is John Ashbery’s A Wave and the 20 page title poem, in Ashbery’s words “has...

Wednesday Jun 21st, 7pm

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Man's Separation from Nature and Where to Go from Here

at Think Olio - Union Square
828 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

Environmental degradation is one of the 21st centuries most pressing concerns. Our unsustainable relationship with Nature is fueled by a long held view in Western thought that Man is separate from Nature. This Olio will attempt to provide a quick historical overview (beginning with Plato and working through the Western philosophical tradition) of the...

Friday Jun 23rd, 7pm

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Social Reproduction

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

This seminar will survey some key literature in these conversations to illuminate the mechanisms by which society replicates itself. In the 1960’s and ‘70’s, radical feminist Shulamith Firestone and “wages for housework” theorist Sylvia Federici diagnosed biological reproduction, reinforced by biomedical expertise and domestic technologies,...

$315

4 sessions

Thursday Jun 8th, 6:30pm

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On Decadence

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Gramercy
30 Irving Pl, New York, New York 10003

Decadence has played a vital role in modern narratives of culture, history, and political economy, in part because narratives of progress, revitalization, and renovation often summon up the specters of entropy and degeneration. On one hand, decadence can indicate a sense of historical or cultural loss in the face of swift-moving technological progress....

$315

4 sessions

Tuesday Jun 6th, 6:30pm

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Imperialism and Capitalism

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Murray Hill
275 Madison Ave St #2114, New York, New York 10016

What is imperialism? Though typically understood as a process that involves growth of political power through territorial expansion, it is also an economic phenomenon connected to the logic of capital accumulation and more. While Hegel and Marx already noted the tendencies within capitalism of constant expansionism, subsequent writers have characterized...

$315

4 sessions

Wednesday Jun 7th, 6:30pm

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Great Short Novels

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

Spend the first weeks of summer delving into some of the best short novels ever written. Please read Penelope Lively’s Moon Tiger for the first class, Paul Harding’s Tinkers for the second, Iris Murdoch’s Under the Net for the third and D. H. Lawrence’s The Virgin and the Gypsy for the fourth.

$120
No Upcoming Schedules
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Poet-trees

at Brooklyn Brainery

"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." - John Muir Join us for a light-hearted look at trees! We will seek to identify a few trees and search for the poems hidden in the furrows of bark and in the slenderest of branches.   This class leans heavily toward the whimsical and will certainly get those creative...

$12
No Upcoming Schedules
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The Divine Comedy

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Prospect Heights
600 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Dante’s Divine Comedy follows the journey of the poet through hell, purgatory, and paradise. This epic Italian poem, composed between 1308 and 1321, is an allegory for the movement of the soul toward God. But it is also a multifaceted exploration of ethics, metaphysics, politics, love, order, chaos, poetic form, and the Classical literary...

$315

4 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
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Craft Class: Learn to Read as a Writer

at The Writers Studio - West Village
272 W 10th St, New York, New York 10014

This class is an integral part of The Writers Studio approach to creative writing. By learning how to read fiction and poetry as writers, students begin to recognize narrative techniques. The purpose of this class is to help students discover how literary writers have achieved their artistic goals. LEARN TO READ AS A WRITER. What does this mean? As...

$480

9 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
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Craft Class Taken With A Workshop

at The Writers Studio - West Village
272 W 10th St, New York, New York 10014

This class is an integral part of The Writers Studio approach to creative writing. By learning how to read fiction and poetry as writers, students begin to recognize narrative techniques. The purpose of this class is to help students discover how literary writers have achieved their artistic goals. LEARN TO READ AS A WRITER. What does this mean? As...

$415

9 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
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Life in the Anthropocene

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

On the eve of the millennium, earth scientists Paul Crutzen and Eugene Stoermer coined the term “the Anthropocene” – the time of humans – to name our current age, reflecting apocalyptic anxieties that nothing on planet Earth seems to be beyond the reach of human industry and interference.  In the nearly two decades since, the Anthropocene...

$315

4 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
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