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Discover a variety of engaging lectures in Nashville, covering topics ranging from history and art to science and literature. Expand your knowledge and gain valuable insights from expert speakers in this vibrant city.

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Capital, Colony, Core: an Introduction to World-Systems Analysis

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Explore the global dynamics of capitalism, its historical roots, and its impact on societies with an in-depth study of Immanuel Wallerstein's World Systems Analysis at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research. Uncover the interconnectedness of core, semi-periphery, and periphery nations and delve into the cultural dimensions of the world system. Gain a comprehensive understanding of global capitalism and its potential alternatives.

Monday, Mar 4th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

Philosophy, Ideology & Jokes: An Intro to Slavoj Žižek

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Discover the unconventional synthesis of Marxism, Kantian critique, Lacanian psychoanalysis, Hegelian dialectics, and cultural criticism in this thought-provoking course on Slavoj Žižek's philosophy. Uncover the logic of ideology, capitalism, and fantasy that shape contemporary life, and explore the ethics that they imply. Delve into the serious, yet often humorous, teachings of one of Europe's most influential philosophers.

Monday, Mar 4th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

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The Politics of Climate Change

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Discover the intricate complexities of climate change politics and its implications for the 21st century in this thought-provoking course. Explore the intersections between climate science, political theory, and historical context, as you delve into the limitations of current policies and radical approaches. Uncover the changing landscape of desires and the emergence of mass political ecological movements in the Global South, all while contemplating the possibility of activating the emergency break in the face of an overheating reality.

Tuesday, Mar 5th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

The Epic of Gilgamesh

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Unlock the secrets of an ancient Mesopotamian king as you explore the mythical world of gods, friendship, and the pursuit of eternal life. Delve into the fragments that captivated scholars, poets, and readers for centuries, and discover what the "oldest story in the world" can reveal about literature, religion, and the human experience. Embark on a journey of discovery in this thought-provoking course at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research.

Wednesday, Mar 6th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

Thomas Mann: Dr. Faustus

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Explore the dark underbelly of German culture as you delve into Thomas Mann's enigmatic novel that dissects the nation's descent into authoritarianism and inhumanity. Unravel the intricate web of music and philosophy that shaped the narrative, and ponder the tragic contradictions of beauty in this thought-provoking course.

Wednesday, Mar 6th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

Who was Dora? Freud, Hysteria, and Feminist Theory

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Discover the enigmatic figure of Dora, immortalized by Sigmund Freud in his analysis of hysteria. Uncover the intersections between psychoanalysis and feminist politics as we examine the implications of Dora's case for queer theory, subjectivity, and the body. Embark on a journey through the complex relationship between sexuality, language, and societal norms at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research.

Sunday, Mar 10th, 2–5pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

Silvia Federici: Women, Capitalism, and the Body

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Uncover the dark history of witch-hunts and their connection to capitalism in this thought-provoking course. Explore how the persecution of women during the transition to capitalism created a docile feminized subject fit for domestic work and wage labor. Delve into Silvia Federici's groundbreaking work, Caliban and the Witch, and examine the impact of capitalism on gender, race, and state control over reproductive labor.

Sunday, Mar 10th, 2–5pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

Maurice Merleau-Ponty: Philosophy, Phenomenology, and the Body

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Explore the profound philosophy of Maurice Merleau-Ponty and his groundbreaking ideas on perception, embodiment, and the nature of existence. Delve into the world of phenomenology and discover how this influential 20th-century movement continues to shape contemporary thought.

Tuesday, Apr 9th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

Bioengineering: from Terraforming to Designer Babies

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Discover the fascinating world of bioengineering and its impact on nature and the human body in this thought-provoking course from the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research. Explore the core principles of biotechnology and the ethical, political, and economic implications of manipulating biological matter. Uncover the exciting possibilities and real constraints that shape the future of bioengineering.

Tuesday, Apr 9th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

The Weimar Republic: Politics, Culture, and Catastrophe

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Unveil the enigmatic rise and fall of Germany's Weimar Republic and its profound impact on contemporary politics, culture, and catastrophic authoritarianism in this provocative course. Explore the complex historical forces, from international politics to economic crises, that shaped this politically fragile yet culturally dazzling era. Dive into primary sources and reflections to dissect the untold lessons for our modern world.

Wednesday, Apr 10th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

Solarpunk: Theory, Fiction, and Radical Futures

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Explore a radical vision of the future where nature and technology align, challenging the pessimistic outlook on climate change. Immerse yourself in the art, theory, and speculative fiction of solarpunk to reimagine a world of decommodified energy and human liberation. Join us on this intellectual journey towards a harmonious coexistence of technology, nature, and human life.

Sunday, Apr 14th, 2–5pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

The Soviet Avant-Garde: Culture, Politics, Aesthetics

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Explore the role of the cultural avant-garde in a nascent post-revolutionary society through a critical examination of Russian and Soviet avant-gardes during the first three decades of the 20th century. Discover how artists grappled with finding "communistic expression of material structures" and the shifting status of the arts in the early Soviet state. Dive into the works of Kazimir Malevich, El Lissitzky, Sergei Eisenstein, and more.

Wednesday, Apr 17th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

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Food as Medicine

Vitality Medical Center of Nashville @ 4001 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN

Join us for the day or weekend at the Tennessee Local Food Summit! There will be vendors, speakers and plenty of information on sustainable food production and healthy living. Dr. White will be speaking Saturday, December 2 on one of her favorite topics: Food As Medicine. She will discuss different types of medicinal foods she uses in her medical practice as well as how they can help heal certain conditions. She will focus not only on the nutritional...

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Educator SPARK

The Frist Center for Visual Arts @ 919 Broadway, Nashville, TN

Join us for Educator SPARK, a monthly informal idea exchange for and by art educators. Spark your creativity and curiosity by participating in sessions led by area art teachers from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. Continue your conversations afterward in a comfortable setting or explore Frist Center current exhibitions.  This event will be hosted by different educators each month. Light refreshments will be served. Free for K–12, homeschool, and college/...

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