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By the Book

at Queensborough Community College - Bayside
222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, New York 11364

Gather in a diverse group setting and participate in an informal but challenging discussion of contemporary and classical literature and the reading experience.  Learn what authors do to capture a reader's interest and to keep a reader reading. Join in and talk about how authors create characters, develop plot and...

$45

4 sessions

Tuesday Sep 12th, 6:15pm

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Books & Brunch

at Queensborough Community College - Bayside
222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, New York 11364

Gather in a diverse group setting and participate in an informal but challenging discussion of contemporary and classical literature and the reading experience.  Learn what authors do to capture a reader's interest and to keep a reader reading. Join in and talk about how authors create characters, develop plot and theme. ...

$95

7 sessions

Tuesday Sep 12th, 11:30am

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Best of World Literature

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

Enjoy the stunning work of these authors from around the world. Please read each work before the corresponding session: Haruki Murakami’s A Wild Sheep Chase for the first class,  Lydie Salvayre’s Cry, Mother Spain for the second,  Rawi Hage’s De Niro’s Game for the third,  Julio Cortazar’s Hopscotch for the fourth and ...

$150

5 sessions

Tuesday Sep 19th, 6:30pm

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Anthropology and Ethnographic Theory

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - DUMBO
20 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 emerged in the late 20th and early 21st centuries as an important practice for telling the stories of the oppressed and demanding social change. British and American anthropologists were initially concerned with understanding the discrete...

$315

4 sessions

Monday Sep 11th, 6:30pm

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Assia Djebar: Fiction, Feminism, and Anti-Nationalism

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Morningside Heights
3009 Broadway, New York, New York 10027

When she died in February 2015, Assia Djebar–novelist, translator, and filmmaker–left behind a all the richness of her artistic invention: languages of adventurous sensory exploration, loss, longing, exile, feminist experiment, and political resistance.  Despite her virtuosic range, she appeared in Algerian President Bouteflika’s remembrance...

$315

4 sessions

Saturday Sep 16th, 2pm

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Dante's Inferno

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

The course focuses on The Inferno, the first and most earth-centered of the three cantiche of the Divine Comedy — Dante's visionary poetic journey through Hell, Purgatory and Paradise — the afterlife of the Christian soul. The Inferno's narrative particulars are layered with complex meanings — literal, moral, symbolic, autobiographical and universal....

$165

7 sessions

Wednesday Oct 4th, 10am

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The Ends of the World

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

The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and our Quest to Understand Earth's Past Mass Extinctions Our world has ended five times: it has been broiled, frozen, poison-gassed, smothered and pelted by asteroids. As new groundbreaking research suggests, climate change has played a major role in the most extreme catastrophes in our...

Tuesday Oct 10th, 12pm

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Our 400-Year Battle with Water

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem
1220 5th Ave, New York, New York 10029

Manhattan’s natural advantage as an island at the mouth of two great rivers helped turn New York City into one of the world’s greatest commercial metropolises. Yet from the earliest Dutch settlements in the 1600's to the present day, the city’s coastal location has also long rendered it susceptible to flooding and hurricanes. Join historian...

Wednesday Oct 11th, 7pm

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Spies in the Family

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

At the height of Cold War tensions between the US and the USSR, the Americans had a secret weapon — a Soviet double agent who rose to the rank of general and passed intelligence which most likely averted a nuclear showdown. Codenamed TOPHAT, Dmitri Fedorovich Polyakov was a World War II hero turned military intelligence officer who volunteered his...

Monday Oct 16th, 7pm

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Short American Masterworks

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

Study short American masterworks through close readings of stories by Melville, Chopin, Hemingway and Cheever. Reading lists: "The Gold-Bug and Other Stories" by Edgar Allan Poe (Dover Thrift Editions) Melville's "Bartleby" Chopin's Selected Stories (both Dover Thrift Editions) Hemingway ("The Complete Short Stories" — Scribner's) Cheever...

$175

7 sessions

Monday Oct 2nd, 7pm

(202)

Hot Pants in Hollywood: Sex, Secrets and Sitcoms

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

As the lyrics from the iconic Mary Tyler Moore Show said, "She made it after all!" From a Midwest town, our speaker, Susan Silver, went on to a successful career as one of the first women writers in TV sitcoms with credits like The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Maude, Bob Newhart, among others. With her new Show Biz memoir, ...

Tuesday Oct 17th, 12pm

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Slam and Spoken Word with Nuyorican's Cafe

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

Delve into the eclectic and electric worlds of spoken word and slam poetry; expand your poetic language and horizons under the guidance of award-winning performance poets from the legendary Nuyorican Poets Cafe. During this four-week course, you’ll learn how to craft and perform dynamic works of diaphanous lyricism through writing exercises, one-on-one...

$350

4 sessions

Tuesday Oct 17th, 6:30pm

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Contemporary Debates in Race & Ethnicity

at The New School - Manhattan
10011

Through an interdisciplinary engagement with contemporary literature and scholarship on race and ethnicity, this course considers the following questions: How do race and ethnicity organize the social world? What are the historical conditions under which the various definitions of racial and ethnic difference emerge? What is at stake in the institutional...

$765

16 sessions

Tuesday Aug 29th, 6pm

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Queer New York

at The New School - Manhattan
10011

This course traverses the geography of New York City, exploring queer life from the 1960s to the present. Through engagement with literature, performance, and film, students look at experiments in the production of queer art and culture.  From Jack Smith's trash aesthetics to Dynasty Handbag's performance of abjection, queer art practice has...

$765

16 sessions

Wednesday Aug 30th, 4pm

(14)

Research Methods I

at The New School - Manhattan
10011

Flashy headlines in social media and news outlets are frequently taken as scientific facts. This course introduces students to the language of research and to the different processes through which scientists turn their research questions into “facts.” With a deeper under- standing of research methods, students will be able to think critically about...

$765

16 sessions

Monday Aug 28th, 6pm

(14)