2019-2020 will mark 100 years since the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution giving women the right to vote. Two women who began the quest for woman's suffrage back in 1848 were Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Their friendship, their passion for the cause, their untiring work for the rights of women over the course of half a century, laid the foundation for the eventual passage of the amendment, though neither of them lived to see this success.
Dorothy Brooks has captured many significant moment of their lives in her recently published collection of poems, "Subsoil Plowing," poems written in the voice of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Join her for a look at the highlights of their struggle, and a discussion of the way this work for women's full equality is still ongoing.
Instructor: Dorothy Howe Books
Dates: 4/9/2019 - 4/9/2019
Times: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Building: Building O
Instructor: Arthur Wenk
Capacity Remaining: 33
Dates: 4/3/2019 - 4/3/2019
Building: Building D
J. S. Bach and the Mystery of the B Minor Mass
Bach's B Minor Mass, described as "the greatest musical artwork of all times and all people," contains an essential mystery: why would an eminently practical musician compose a work that, because of its sheer size, could never be performed? In addition, why would a Lutheran composer produce a Roman Catholic mass whose liturgical structure also insured that it would never be performed? In addition to addressing these issues we will grapple with the more general questions, "Whatâ€™s so great about Bach in general and the B Minor Mass in particular?"
Capacity Remaining: 32
Dates: 4/10/2019 - 4/10/2019
The World of Jane Austen
Deirdre le Faye writes, "To meet one's ideal marriage partner is still the hope of every young man and woman, even in the twenty-first century, and family background and economic factors still help or hinder the achievement of this hope." In six celebrated and beloved novels Jane Austen created a world consistent within itself and reflective of the social milieu in which she herself lived. But "the places, manners, books and opinions with which she was familiar have changed...beyond the scope of her wildest imaginings." We will offer a portrait of this social and literary world, look for common themes in all six works, and examine elements of Austen's style that opened new avenues explored more fully by writers who followed.
Capacity Remaining: 34
Dates: 4/17/2019 - 4/17/2019
The Music of Ulysses
James Joyce quotes words from more than 350 songs in the course of his sprawling novel Ulysses. Listening to and tracking three of these songs will offer us an entry into the work and a key to dealing with both Joyce's stream of consciousness technique and the challenging stylistic devices he employs, particularly in the latter chapters of the novel. Continually pushing against the limitations of language, Joyce employs more than half a dozen different languages in Ulysses as well as bending English words to create musical effects.
A series of three sessions, on nature and different ways of looking at change.
Session 1 - The Discovery of Change and the Theory of Evolution.
Session 2 - When Being the Fittest Just Wasn't Enough.
Session 3 - The Age of Anthropocene - Three Revolutions and Three Bad Habits.
A reading list to go along with each class will be provided, if you so choose.
Instructor: Kate Borduas
Dates: 4/11/2019 - 5/2/2019
Times: 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
A series of three sessions on nature and ways to look at change. A reading list to go along with each class will be provided, if you so choose.
Dates: 4/11/2019 - 4/11/2019
Times: 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Session 1: The Discovery of Change and the Theory of Evolution
Dates: 4/18/2019 - 4/18/2019
Session 2: When Being the Fittest Just Wasn't Enough.
Dates: 5/2/2019 - 5/2/2019
Session 3: The Age of Anthropocene- Three Revolutions and Three Bad Habits.