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Great Short Novels

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

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. 

Tuesday May 28th, 6:30pm - 8pm

  (4 sessions)
$125

4 sessions

The Human Condition

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

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...

Wednesday Jun 12th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

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Jorge Luis Borges: Mysticism and Politics

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Morningside Heights 612 W 116th St, New York, New York 10027

This class centers upon one of Latin America’s most prolific and influential literary figures, Jorge Luis Borges. It will introduce students to Borges’ most canonical works, including the two short story collections Fictions and The Aleph, as well as the essay collection Other Inquisitions.  Students with previous...

Thursday May 30th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Friedrich Nietzsche: Art, Conflict, and Morality

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

Many European thinkers idealized the ancient Greeks as virtuous models of a rational, dignified, and harmonious way of life, one they very much wished to emulate and create anew in the Modern world. In contrast, with The Birth of Tragedy, Friedrich Nietzsche painted an ancient world of dynamic contrasts: a constant struggle between forces of order...

Thursday May 30th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Anthony Trollope: Finance, Fraud, and Fiction

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Brooklyn 558 St. Johns Place, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Anthony Trollope’s 1873 novel The Way We Live Now is a vitriolic attack on “a certain class of dishonesty,” written, in the author’s words, with “the whip of the satirist.” It is a splenetic, splendid, and pessimistic account of financial speculation, fraud, fortunes won and lost, and engagements delayed and broken. Badly reviewed...

Tuesday Jun 4th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Sloshed SATs

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

Hold on to your number 2 pencils, we’re taking on the SATs. We've taken high school’s most stressful test, sprinkled some comedy on it, and turned it into a drinking game! Your favorite test proctor and comedian Michael Wolf (Comedy Central, MTV) has combined bar-room trivia with real SAT quizzes to create NYC's booziest classroom. Whether you've...

Saturday Jun 15th, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

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Anthropology and Ethnographic Theory

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

Developed as a tool for colonial empire-building at the close of the 19th century, the ethnographic method has become an important practice for telling the stories of the oppressed, designing for the future, and demanding social change. British and American anthropologists were initially concerned with understanding the discrete cultures of “savage”...

Tuesday Jul 9th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

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William Faulkner: Absalom, Absalom!

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Sunnyside 47-29 32nd Pl, Long Island City, New York 11101

For the historian C. Vann Woodward, living in the South at the height of Jim Crow, it was literature that awoke him to the myths and dissimulation of official white supremacy. In particular, William Faulkner’s novels—his 1936 classic Absalom, Absalom! especially—challenged the tendency of Southern historians to justify and validate...

Thursday Jul 11th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Kant’s Critical Aesthetics

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Art was anything but peripheral to Kant’s philosophical project. In judging a thing to be beautiful, Kant maintained, we bridge “the great gulf” of nature and human freedom, and prepare ourselves to “love something, even nature, without interest”—that is, exercise moral judgment. Immensely influential in its time, the so-called “third...

Wednesday Jul 10th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Getting the Most Out of the NYPL Catalog

at The New York Public Library - Woodlawn 4355 Katonah Ave, Bronx, New York 10470

Explore our redesigned catalog. Search for books and other materials, learn how to place holds, rate an item, add items to your shelves, look at reviews and create lists.

Thursday Aug 8th, 4pm - 5pm

Free

Blending the Arts: Visual Art, Music, and Poetry

at The Jewish Museum - Upper East Side 1109 5th Ave, New York, New York 10128

Join us for a workshop that explores how music and poetry inspire artists. Discover the relationship between visual art, music, and language. View works of art in the exhibition Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything along with works in the Jewish Museum collection. Following the tour, educators will participate in art making activities that integrate...

Thursday Jul 11th, 10:30am - 1pm

Writing for Actors

at The Barrow Group Acting School - Hell's Kitchen 312 W 36th St 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10018

So many actors want to write but are unsure how to start. Others are intimidated. But why should that be? Many of the skills needed to write – understanding how dialogue reveals character, how scenes are structured, how the action of the play reveals the truth of the story – are skills every good actor already has. This class will teach actors...

Friday Jul 12th, 11am - 2pm

  (8 sessions)
$425

8 sessions

Clarice Lispector: Modernism, Mysticism, and Morality

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Morningside Heights 612 W 116th St, New York, New York 10027

Compared over the course of her life to Marlene Dietrich, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, Franz Kafka, Rainer Maria Rilke, Arthur Rimbaud, a sphinx, a she-wolf, a “foreigner on earth,” and a hurricane, the Jewish Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector moved in mystery. The author of nine novels and a large body of short stories, journalism, and children’s...

Monday Jul 8th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

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French Literature & Feminism

at Learn French BK - Colorado Springs 3650 N Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80132

The language of love lends HER voice to seminal stories of Super Hero Femmes.  Learn French Brooklyn lead instructor Souad Bouhayat offers expert instruction and guidance to this impassioned subject matter. Each workshop follows a predetermined curriculum and study plan.  Book excerpts are read, dissected and discussed in an equally academic...

No Upcoming Schedules
$195

Master Class: Benjamin Dreyer

at A Public Space - Boerum Hill 323 Dean St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

The Art of Copyediting Benjamin Dreyer, author of the New York Times bestseller Dreyer’s English and longtime copy chief and managing editor of the Random House division of Penguin Random House, will lead a class in the art and practicalities of the copyediting process, including insight into his own techniques honed over...

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$120
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