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Monday

Nov 7

Delve Readers Seminars  

Shakespeare’s Tragic Heroes (Delve Readers Seminar)

Mondays, November 7–December 12, 2016 6:30–8:30 p.m. (6 meetings) A fall evening, when the light fails early and the Portland skies are gray, is the perfect time to pull up a chair with literary friends and dive into the depths of Shakespeare’s most compelling psychological dramas. In Macbeth, Othello, and Titus Andronicus, the most upstanding

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Sunday

Mar 5

Thursday

Apr 6

Monday

Jan 22

Wednesday

Feb 14

Sunday

Sep 1

Delve Readers Seminars  

Delve: Escape from the Doll’s House

This Delve will examine stories from different literary genres and periods that all uniquely address the topic of personal freedom in conflict with societal pressures and control over the individual. Our texts will include Margaret Atwood’s much anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, The Testaments, Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream

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Wednesday

Jan 8

Thursday

Jan 9

Delve Readers Seminars  

Historical Imagination and the Modern Turkish Novel

This Delve explores two pivotal examples of historical fiction in contemporary Turkish literature, Elif Shafak’s The Forty Rules of Love: A Novel of Rumi (2009) and Orhan Pamuk’s My Name is Red (2001). Shafak’s novel transports the reader to the golden age of the Anatolian city Konja, the capital of the Seljuk Sultanate in the

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Tuesday

Jan 14

Delve Readers Seminars  

Octavia Butler’s Kindred

With the growing interest in speculative fiction, several writers have worked to deconstruct popular tropes to examine contemporary social issues. Octavia Butler’s modern classic, Kindred, is a science fiction novel that uses time travel to reposition the slave narrative as a speculative work.  The story begins when the main character, Dana, is transported to the

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Wednesday

Jan 22

Delve Readers Seminars  

Women Write the West: Leslie Marmon Silko, Annie Proulx and Claire Vaye Watkins

In this six-week seminar, we will explore the works of award-winning contemporary writers Leslie Marmon Silko, Annie Proulx, and Claire Vaye Watkins and how they confront, disrupt, challenge, and complicate the dominant narrative of the West. Leslie Marmon Silko’s now classic novel Ceremony weaves desert landscape and tribal origin stories into a tale of a

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Sunday

Feb 23

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Mar 2

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Apr 16

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