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History of Analog in Revolt & Sparking Poetic Rev.

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

John Giorno (b. 1936), a living legend in NY’s performance arts and experimental poetry worlds, has published numerous literary works and art installations, and continues to create and perform. He got his start in the early 60s as an actor in Andy Warhol’s Sleep (1963). In this Olio we will begin unpacking the history of John Giorno’s Dial-a-Poem...

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Augustine’s Confessions: Sex, Sin, and Christianity

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Williamsburg 381 Hooper St, Brooklyn, New York 11211

“Soul-sick was I, and tormented, accusing myself severely … rolling and turning in my chains, till they were wholly broken, whereby I now was barely held, but still was held.” So writes Augustine of Hippo, the towering north-African philosopher and theologian. In his Confessions, he wrestles with questions of human will and divine grace...

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$315

4 sessions

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Rupture and Renewal in the Post-Colonial Novel

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

Things Fall Apart: Rupture and Renewal in the Post-Colonial Novel The novel is often regarded as the pre-eminent literary product of 19th century European bourgeois society: an imaginative space in which individuals forge new possibilities and chart their fate in a world that, in Georg Lukacs’ words, has been abandoned by God. Like other cultural...

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$315

4 sessions

Walter Benjamin: The Origin of German Tragic Drama

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

Best known for his philosophical fragments, art criticism, and unfinished works, Walter Benjamin published only one major academic monograph in his lifetime, The Origin of German Tragic Drama. In the process of drawing a sharp distinction between tragedy and Trauerspiel (German mourning plays), the text interrogates the very possibilities of knowledge,...

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$315

4 sessions

Communication & Critique:An Intro to Jürgen Habermas

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

Jurgen Habermas is one of the most prolific and influential contemporary European philosophers and public intellectuals. Although a student of Theodor Adorno and the most prominent member of the so-called “second generation” of Frankfurt School thinkers, Habermas’ thought departs significantly from the largely Marxian frameworks of Adorno and...

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$315

4 sessions

Day-of-Learning – Eichmann in Jerusalem

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - DUMBO 18 Bridge St, New York, New York 11201

When Hannah Arendt published Eichmann in Jerusalem in 1963 she sparked a fierce international debate. Gershom Scholem accused her of having no “Ahavath Israel,” – “Love of the Jewish people.” Robert Lowell praised her coverage of Eichmann as a literary “masterpiece” while others derided her for being a “self-hating Jew.” Irving Howe...

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$315

6 sessions

Reading Latin American Fiction

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

Beginning in the early twentieth century, the various Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America began developing a unique style of fantastic literature. Under the influence of Poe (via France) and certain schools of philosophy (the Pre-Socratics, Berkeley, William James, Existenialism) writers as different as Borges, García Márquez and Armonía...

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$420

4 sessions

Body Horror: Talking Mortality with Neil Goldberg

at Caveat - Lower East Side 21-A Clinton St, New York, New York 10002

Body Horror: Talking Mortality with Neil Goldberg and Other Future Dead People Visual artist and performer Neil Goldberg muses on a selection of mortality-themed reflections and observations from his collection of 1,000+ handwritten index cards from the past twenty years. Special guests include Annie Lanzillotto, Christen Clifford,...

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Art and the American Identity

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

Art historian Rena Tobey gives a six-week interactive lecture series on American art, placing various artists and styles in the complex narrative of what it means to be an American. Clothes Make the Country: Colonial Portraiture and Separating from England The Land: Landscape Paintings and Emblems of the American Dream The People: Genre Paintings...

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$210

6 sessions

Dante's Divine Comedy: Purgatorio

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

The course focuses on Purgatorio, the second of the three cantiche of Dante’s the Divine Comedy. Having been led through Hell by his poetic idol Virgil, through whom Dante has learned in the most graphic fashion the true nature of sin, Virgil now guides Dante on the arduous climb up the mount of Purgatory on which the potentially saved...

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$165

7 sessions

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...

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$350

4 sessions

Wagner’s Ring Cycle: the Total Art Work

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

At age 37, Richard Wagner—composer, exile, and failed revolutionary—set to work on the project that would consume the next 25 years of his life. By its completion, it had grown into arguably the most ambitious artwork of the 19th century: the monumental cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen, a fifteen-hour operatic tetralogy of unprecedented scope and...

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$315

4 sessions

Other Worlds: The Critical Realms of Science Fiction

at The New School - Manhattan 10011

The development of science fiction as a literary genre is deeply connected to a history of colonialism and anthropological projects that sought to document contact with so-called primitive cultures. Students in this course will examine literary and filmic narratives concerning other worlds, bodies, and technologies within this historical legacy. In...

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$765

16 sessions

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From Capitalist Realism to Acid Communism

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

From Capitalist Realism to Acid Communism: an Introduction to Mark Fisher Most of the writings of the late cultural theorist Mark Fisher began their life not as academic papers or monographs or fully wrought essays but as blog posts, online responses, and even internet comments. These writings—including those that would be later collected into...

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$315

4 sessions

Sacred Union

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Infinity Foundation - Highland Park 1280 Old Skokie Valley Rd, Highland Park, Illinois 60035

Lectio Divina—pronounced either Lex-ee-o Divina or Lekt-ee-o Divina— is a contemplative spiritual practice that enables you to experience deeper and deeper levels of meaning within a single text. As the layers are peeled away, words, phrases, and symbols begin to communicate with the soul, making you receptive to Divine communication. Just as...

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$55
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