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Book Club Boris Vian, L'Écume Des Jours

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Coucou French Classes - Online Online learning via Zoom, Online, New York 00000

Book Club Boris Vian, L'Écume Des Jours (Froth on the Daydream) Join us for the second edition of the beloved Coucou LA Book Club! Hosted by Claire, book lover and poet, the Coucou Book Club’s aim is to practice French through a literary, emotional and esthetic-driven approach. This workshop will be held on Zoom. For level 4 and above. For...

Saturday Dec 12th, 5pm - 7pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$246.96

4 sessions

The Five Great Works of Fiction You Need to Read…Now

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at 92nd Street Y - Online Online Classroom, New York, New York 00000

This program is taking place remotely. If you have signed up, you will receive an email with details of how to access the program.  If we are able to offer an in-person version of this class in the coming months, we will contact you and make both options available to you. __________________ Join author Stephanie Rabinowitz for an exciting...

Thursday Mar 25th, 12pm - 1pm Eastern Time

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Communities Under Capitalism: Meeting our Needs

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Think Olio - Online Online Class, New York, New York 00000

Full Course Name: Communities Under Capitalism: Meeting our Needs During Crisis When government fails to help us through times of crisis, how can we meet each other's daily needs and make sure our communities are taken care of? In the face of capitalism that often feels ruthless we must look to other forms of community care. These are the activities...

Wednesday Jan 6th, 7:30pm - 8:45pm Eastern Time

  (6 sessions)
$150

6 sessions

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Great Short Novels

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at 92nd Street Y - Online Online Classroom, New York, New York 00000

Delve into some of the best short novels of the 20th century. Spend the first weeks of summer delving into some of the best short novels. 

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$125

4 sessions

The Human Condition

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

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

What does it mean to be human in the world today? Hannah Arendt’s The Human Condition (1958) is a provocative treatise on what it means to live on earth and share the world in common. Her study, originally intended to be titled Amor Mundi (Love of the World), investigates the central activities of human life—labor, work, action—and their corresponding...

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$315

4 sessions

Poetry and Poetics: An Introduction

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Online, New York, New York 00000

What is poetry and what is it good for? These questions have long haunted practitioners and readers of this “beautiful and pointless” art, to quote the contemporary critic David Orr. But “beautiful and pointless” were not always the terms of the debate. On the contrary, these questions about what poetry is and what it does mean something profoundly...

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$315

4 sessions

Reading the Divided Self

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at 92nd Street Y - Online Online Classroom, New York, New York 00000

Join Colm Tóibín, celebrated author of Brooklyn and professor at Columbia University, for a course on three Irish writers and three American writers. The divided self and the delighted eye—this course explores the idea of internal tension in a text, literature in which there is an argument enfolding, an argument that animates the text; as well...

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$35

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Understanding Loneliness: Literature, Philosophy,Theory

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Online, New York, New York 00000

How are we to understand loneliness today? It appears that we are facing a mass epidemic of loneliness—one perhaps exacerbated by virological pandemic of COVID-19. Britain has appointed a Minister of Loneliness to counter rising rates of isolation. Approximately 20-43 percent of American adults over the age of 60 experience “frequent or intense...

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$315

4 sessions

Ovid’s Metamorphoses

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Online, New York, New York 00000

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 Western...

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$315

4 sessions

Crisis and Capitalism

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

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

Do capitalist societies have an inherent tendency toward economic, social, and political crises?  Political economists have, over the course of the past 250 years, offered different frameworks to understand the existence of crises within capitalism: from Adam Smith’s “general glut” (when production exceeds demand) to Marx’s belief that...

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$315

4 sessions

Reading

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Baruch College - CAPS - Murray Hill 10010

This course is designed to help students become more confident and proficient readers in English.  Students explore a variety of genres (websites, short stories, etc.) and reading skills (vocabulary-building, summarizing, critical thinking, etc.). Important: An ESL Placement Test score is required for all new students registering for this course.If...

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$203.75

6 sessions

Book CLub - Le Petit Prince

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Coucou Los Angeles - Online Online Classroom via Zoom, Online, California 00000

Join us for the first edition of the Coucou book club! Introducing one of France’s most famous tales : “Le Petit Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Hosted by our teacher Cynthia, the Coucou Book Club we will take a closer look at some famous characters, passages and quotes. This masterpiece creates deep philosophical refections for kids...

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$211

4 sessions

Jorge Luis Borges: Mysticism, Fiction, and Politics

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Online, New York, New York 00000

Jorge Luis Borges’ fiction is uniquely powerful for its captivating amalgam of political, mystical, and metaphysical themes. In this course, an introduction to Borges’ most canonical works, we’ll read his great short story collections Ficciones and The Aleph, as well as the essay collection Other Inquisitions—bearing in...

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$315

5 sessions

Shakespeare with Leo Schaff - The Winter’s Tale

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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...

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$224

7 sessions

The Black Jacobins: Liberation, Political Theory

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Online, New York, New York 00000

The Black Jacobins: Liberation, Political Theory, and the Haitian Revolution The Haitian Revolution marked not only the liberation of Haiti from French colonial rule, but also, in Cedric Robinson’s words, “the first slave society to achieve the permanent destruction of the slave system.” As with the Paris Commune later in the 19th century and...

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$315

4 sessions

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