Delve Readers Seminars

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    Delve Fall 2018 – Herman Melville: Moby Dick

    $220.00

      Herman Melville, Moby Dick Tuesdays, September 4-October 9, 2018 (six sessions) 7:00-9:00 p.m. Guide: Christopher Zinn, Tuition: $220   Published in 1851, Moby Dick is a book like no other. It’s part adventure story, part Elizabethan tragedy, part alt-history,…

  • Delve Fall 2018 – Shakespeare On Screen

    $150.00

      Shakespeare On Screen: Richard III, Coriolanus, Titus, The Tempest Wednesdays, September 12-October 10, 2018 (four sessions; no meeting Sept 19;) 6:30-8:30 p.m. Guide: Lois Leveen, Tuition: $150   Shakespeare wrote his plays to be performed on stage before live…

  • Delve Fall 2018 – Love and Failure: Iris Murdoch

    $220.00

      Love and Failure: The Fiction and Moral Philosophy of Iris Murdoch Mondays, September 17-October 22, 2018 (six sessions) 6:30-8:30 p.m. Guide: Bennett Gilbert, Tuition: $220 Few, if any, thinkers have had combined artistry in storytelling with strength in philosophical…

  • Delve Fall 2018 – The Unruly Body: Roxane Gay’s Hunger and More

    $220.00

      The Unruly Body: Roxane Gay’s Hunger and Other Literature Of The Body Wednesdays, October 3-November 14, 2018 (six sessions; no meeting October 31)* 6:30-8:30 p.m. Guide: Melissa Joan Walker, Tuition: $220 *This seminar meets at Another Read Through Bookstore…

  • Delve Fall 2018 – The Mother As Artist: (Not So) Little Labors

    $220.00

      The Mother As Artist: (Not So) Little Labors Tuesdays, October 9-November 13, 2018 (six sessions) 6:30-8:30 p.m. Guide: Danielle Frandina, Tuition: $220 In this seminar, we will sample from the recent renaissance of writers documenting motherhood in new and…

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    Delve Fall 2018 – “Reading” the Tarot

    $235.00

      “Reading” The Tarot: A Study of Narrative, Design, and Intuitive Response Thursdays, October 11-November 15, 2018 (six sessions)* 6:00-8:00 p.m. Guide: Coleman Stevenson, Tuition: $235 *This seminar meets at the Portland Art Museum (1218 SW Park Ave, Portland OR)…

  • Delve Fall 2018 – Plato’s Symposium: Philosophy and The Seduction Of The Soul

    $125.00

      Plato’s Symposium: Philosophy and The Seduction Of The Soul Sundays, October 14-28, 2018 (three sessions) 5:30-7:30 p.m. Guide: Monica Vilhauer, Tuition: $125 In its beginnings, philosophy–literally the love of wisdom–was not understood to be an abstract intellectual exercise. It…

  • Delve Fall 2018 – The Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers

    $150.00

      The Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers Tuesdays, October 16-November 6, 2018 (four sessions) 6:30-8:30 p.m. Guide: Guide: Ellen Walkley, Tuition: $150 Taking the Constitutional Debates as our starting point, we will consider public discourse about topics central to the idea…

  • Delve Fall 2018 – All the Pieces Matter: The Wire

    $220.00

      All the Pieces Matter: The Wire Wednesdays, October 17-November 28, 2018 (six sessions; no meeting November 21) 6:30-8:30 p.m. Guide: Trevor Dodge, Tuition: $220 Described as a “televisual novel,” The Wire is 60 hours of commercial-free television enacting some…

  • Delve Fall 2018 – Elena Ferrante: The Neapolitan Novels / Part One

    $200.00

      Elena Ferrante: The Neapolitan Novels / Part One Sundays, November 4-December 9, 2018 (five sessions; no meeting November 25) 5:30-7:30 p.m. Guide: Sara Guest, Tuition: $200 The New York Times says, “Elena Ferrante is this rare bird: so deliberate…

  • Delve Fall 2018 – Poetry-of-Everyday-Life-Padgett-Williams

    $220.00

      The Poetry of Everyday Life: Paterson, Padgett, and Williams Mondays, November 5-December 10, 2018 (six sessions) 6:30-8:30 p.m. Guide: John Brehm, Tuition: $220 Jim Jarmusch’s 2016 film Paterson proceeds from an unlikely and extremely undramatic premise: that the daily…

  • Delve Winter 2019 – E.M. Forster: The Italian Novels

    $195.00

      E.M. Forster: The Italian Novels Mondays, January 7-February 4, 2019 (five sessions) 6:30-8:30 p.m. Guide: Christopher Lord, Tuition: $195 In this five-week Delve we will examine Forster’s first novel, Where Angels Fear to Tread, and his third novel, A…

  • Delve Winter 2019 – British Perspectives: Amis, McEwan, Barnes

    $220.00

      British Perspectives: Martin Amis, Ian McEwan, Julian Barnes Tuesdays, January 8-February 12, 2019 (six sessions) 6:30-8:30 p.m. Guide: Ivonne Saed, Tuition: $220 English authors Martin Amis, Ian McEwan, and Julian Barnes, all born in the 1940s, present us with contemporary…

  • Delve Winter 2019 – Plato’s Phaedrus: Love, Truth And The Power Of Speech

    $125.00

      Plato’s Phaedrus: Love, Truth And The Power Of Speech Sundays, January 13-27, 2019 (three sessions) 5:30-7:30 p.m. Guide: Monica Vilhauer, Tuition: $125 Speech has the power to transform the soul. It can reveal, enlighten, and heal. Or it can deceive,…

  • Delve Winter 2019 – Octavia Butler’s Fledgling, Bloodchild, and More

    $150.00

      Octavia Butler’s Fledgling, Bloodchild, and Other Stories Wednesdays, January 16-February 6, 2019 (four sessions) 6:30-8:30 p.m. Guide: Christopher Rose, Tuition: $150 With the growing interesting in science fiction, several writers have worked to deconstruct popular tropes to examine contemporary…

  • Delve Winter 2019 – Jennifer Egan: Manhattan Beach

    $175.00

      Jennifer Egan: Manhattan Beach Tuesdays, February 5-26, 2019 (four sessions)* 6:30-8:30 p.m. Guide: Danielle Frandina, Tuition: $175 *Tuition includes admission to Jennifer Egan’s Portland Arts & Lectures event on February 21 at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall In Jennifer…