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Reading the Divided Self

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at 92nd Street Y - Online Online Classroom, New York, New York 00000

Join Colm Tóibín, celebrated author of Brooklyn and professor at Columbia University, for a course on three Irish writers and three American writers. The divided self and the delighted eye—this course explores the idea of internal tension in a text, literature in which there is an argument enfolding, an argument that animates the text; as well...

Wednesday Aug 5th, 3pm - 4pm Eastern Time

The Black Jacobins: Liberation, Political Theory

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Online, New York, New York 00000

The Black Jacobins: Liberation, Political Theory, and the Haitian Revolution The Haitian Revolution marked not only the liberation of Haiti from French colonial rule, but also, in Cedric Robinson’s words, “the first slave society to achieve the permanent destruction of the slave system.” As with the Paris Commune later in the 19th century and...

Tuesday Sep 15th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

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Food Memoirs Reading Group

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at 92nd Street Y - Online Online Classroom, New York, New York 00000

This program is taking place remotely. If you have signed up, you will receive an email with details of how to access the program ___________ Food-lovers know that the stories of our lives are often told in the kitchen. Spend the last weeks of summer digging into some these stories in our Food Memoirs reading group, led by Kitchen Arts and Letters’...

Tuesday Aug 4th, 7pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$175

4 sessions

Homer's Odyssey

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

Composed sometime between the seventh and eighth centuries B.C., Homer's Odyssey is one of the oldest works of world literature and the ancestor of virtually every narrative that involves a difficult journey home. The longing to return home is for Odysseus is the longing of a man to recover his identity as a king, husband, and father after having...

Wednesday Sep 16th, 10am - 11:30am Eastern Time

  (8 sessions)
$256

8 sessions

Memoirs: Jewish Authors on Identity, Culture, Language

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

Memoirists write their personal stories in a way that appeals to the emotions and experiences of their readers. Jewish memoirists Esther Amini, Angela Himsel, and Ilan Stavans will sit down with author Marcia Butler to talk about how they use the memoir format to express their identity and history.

Thursday Nov 19th, 7pm - 8pm Eastern Time

Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at The Writing Studio - Hollywood Near the intersection of La Brea & Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90036

In this class, you will learn first and foremost that you can write—and write well! In fact you will surprise yourself by the work you’ll be producing. The class is designed to enhance your creativity, imagination and personal voice while also teaching the skills of creative writing—memoir and fiction. This is an ongoing...

Thursday Aug 6th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Pacific Time

  (4 sessions)
$160

4 sessions

Blow His Mind: Fellatio Workshop

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at RebaTheDiva's Sexpert Consultants - Online Online Classroom via Zoom, Washington, District of Columbia 00000

Due to COVID-19, all scheduled classes will be held Virtually. The perfect happy hour or after-brunch alternative, these workshops are a unique experience that is tastefully racy, fun, and educational! The Blow His Mind! Oral Sex Workshop helps participants learn the best techniques for giving mind-blowing fellatio, and quickly! No more achy jaws!...

Wednesday Aug 5th, 6pm - 8pm Eastern Time

How to Eat Cake: Cunnilingus 101 Workshop

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at RebaTheDiva's Sexpert Consultants - Online Online Classroom via Zoom, Washington, District of Columbia 00000

The How to Eat Cake: Cunnilingus Workshop is an oral sex workshop that helps participants learn their way around down there and discover the best techniques for giving toe-curling cunnilingus! Five Things You Need to Know About The Class: 1. Class sizes are small and cover the female sexual anatomy, tools, tips, techniques and tricks. 2. All participants...

Sunday Aug 16th, 4pm - 6pm Eastern Time

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Great Short Novels

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at 92nd Street Y - Online Online Classroom, New York, New York 00000

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. 

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$125

4 sessions

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The Human Condition

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

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

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...

No upcoming schedules
$315

4 sessions

Understanding Loneliness: Literature, Philosophy,Theory

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Online, New York, New York 00000

How are we to understand loneliness today? It appears that we are facing a mass epidemic of loneliness—one perhaps exacerbated by virological pandemic of COVID-19. Britain has appointed a Minister of Loneliness to counter rising rates of isolation. Approximately 20-43 percent of American adults over the age of 60 experience “frequent or intense...

No upcoming schedules
$315

4 sessions

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Reading

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Baruch College - CAPS - Murray Hill 10010

This course is designed to help students become more confident and proficient readers in English.  Students explore a variety of genres (websites, short stories, etc.) and reading skills (vocabulary-building, summarizing, critical thinking, etc.). Important: An ESL Placement Test score is required for all new students registering for this course.If...

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$203.75

6 sessions

Jorge Luis Borges: Mysticism, Fiction, and Politics

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Online, New York, New York 00000

Jorge Luis Borges’ fiction is uniquely powerful for its captivating amalgam of political, mystical, and metaphysical themes. In this course, an introduction to Borges’ most canonical works, we’ll read his great short story collections Ficciones and The Aleph, as well as the essay collection Other Inquisitions—bearing in...

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$315

5 sessions

Ovid’s Metamorphoses

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

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

Ovid begins his Metamorphoses, “My soul would speak of bodies changed into new forms,” and it is the great theme of physical transformation that unites the poem’s many myths: humans becomes animals and plants, and vice versa; humans becomes stones and constellations; and humans change their sex. No poem from antiquity has so influenced Western...

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$315

4 sessions

Crisis and Capitalism

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

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

Do capitalist societies have an inherent tendency toward economic, social, and political crises?  Political economists have, over the course of the past 250 years, offered different frameworks to understand the existence of crises within capitalism: from Adam Smith’s “general glut” (when production exceeds demand) to Marx’s belief that...

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$315

4 sessions

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