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February 2020

Sunday

Feb 23

Delve Readers Seminars

The Autofiction of Rachel Cusk

Sun, February 23 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Six-week Seminar: This Delve seminar will explore the recent trilogy—Outline, Transit, and Kudos—by Rachel Cusk and contextualize it within the developing literary form of autofiction.

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March 2020

Monday

Mar 2

Delve Readers Seminars

Howards End: E.M. Forster

Mon, March 2 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Four-week Seminar This class will focus on Forster’s use of symbolism and allusion, lyrical figurative language, and his keen observations of British life in this early 20th century literary masterpiece.

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Tuesday

Mar 17

Delve Readers Seminars

Kissing the Witch: Modern Fairytales

Tue, March 17 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Three-week Seminar: In Kissing the Witch, Irish writer Emma Donoghue weaves a magical web of interconnected stories about female power and choosing one’s own path in the world. These age-old fairy tales are given a new spin as women, young and old, tell their own stories of love, hate, honor, revenge, passion, and transformation.

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Monday

Mar 30

Delve Readers Seminars

Graphic Literature as Autobiography

Mon, March 30 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Six-week Seminar: In this Delve seminar, we’ll explore autobiographies executed in the medium of comics, and in doing so sample from a few of the world’s most respected illustrator-storytellers. In turn, Lynda Barry, Alison Bechdel, Marjane Satrapi, Art Spiegelman, and Yoshihiro Tatsumi will each inspire and challenge participants as we examine graphic literature’s unique perspective on created identity.

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April 2020

Wednesday

Apr 1

Delve Readers Seminars

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

Wed, April 1 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Six-week Seminar: Composed in the era of the Second World War, J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings has become, through various incarnations, one of the best known stories in the world and also part of a larger system of myth and lore--thee so-called "Tolkien universe"--that also includes the Hobbit, The Silmarillion, and countless additional tales in prose and verse.

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Thursday

Apr 9

Delve Readers Seminars

Still and Unstill: Objects and Landscapes as Human Metaphors

Thu, April 9 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Six-week Seminar: This Delve will explore museum galleries, pages of books, and the realm of memory, discovering commonalities in ways writers and visual artists recreate human experience through their hyper-realistic descriptions of material objects and natural places.

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Tuesday

Apr 14

Delve Readers Seminars

William Gaddis: The Recognitions

Tue, April 14 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Six-week Seminar: The Recognitions is savagely critical of our capitalist society and culture, but it’s also a serious novel of ideas and very funny. A celebrated work of genius, it remains as relevant today as in the ‘50s.

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Sunday

Apr 19

Delve Readers Seminars

William James: Inventing an American Philosophy

Sun, April 19 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Six-week Seminar: The philosophy of William James (1842–1910) has had world-wide influence, and yet it is in many ways an essentially American view of the nature and humanity. James was a psychologist by training. This study led him to develop his unique view of human experience, out of which grew his profound concept of the nature of knowledge and reality as the way in which we act in the world and experience life.

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May 2020

Wednesday

May 20

Delve Readers Seminars

The Essays of James Baldwin

Wed, May 20 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Six-week Seminar: This Delve will examine the essays of James Baldwin, the leading literary voice of the black freedom struggle.

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