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Proust in Time: The Guermantes Way

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Explore Proust's The Guermantes Way as he delves into the complexities of aristocratic society, individual psyche, and the turbulent politics of the Dreyfus Affair. Examine themes of desire, social mobility, and the creation of art as the narrator matures alongside literary modernism. Reflect on Proust’s modernity and its enduring relevance to our own historical moment.

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Mary Wollstonecraft: Feminism and Radical Philosophy

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Explore Mary Wollstonecraft’s revolutionary feminist philosophy, challenging societal norms with her seminal work, "A Vindication of the Rights of Women." Delve into her critique of patriarchy, her theories on education and morality, and her broader impact on Enlightenment thought. Discover how Wollstonecraft’s ideas continue to resonate in contemporary discussions of gender equality and social justice.

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Heidegger: Being and Time

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Delve into Heidegger's Being and Time to explore the profound question of the meaning of being. Examine fundamental ontology through key concepts such as being-in-the-world, being-towards-death, and authenticity. Analyze the ontological constitution of human existence and its implications for understanding our finite subjectivity.

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Forensic Architecture: an Introduction

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Discover Forensic Architecture, a cutting-edge research method blending architecture, forensics, geography, and journalism to investigate violence's impact on environments. Examine cases from war zones to climate change sites, and learn how spatial analysis aids in uncovering crimes against humanity. Explore the intersection of politics, aesthetics, and theory through Weizman's work and other key readings.

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The Politics of Climate Change

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Explore 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 landscape of desires and the emergence of mass political ecological movements in the Global South.

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Ralph Waldo Emerson: Philosophy and Solitude

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Explore Ralph Waldo Emerson's transcendental philosophy, emphasizing spiritual experience and self-reliance through solitude. Engage with his major essays and personal writings to examine the concepts of self-discovery, inner voice, and the connection between nature and the divine. Consider how Emerson’s ideas challenge modern notions of individualism and community in a digital age.

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Hysteria, Dreams, and Psychoanalysis: an Introduction to Freud

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Delve into the foundational ideas of Sigmund Freud's psychoanalysis, from his exploration of the unconscious mind to his revolutionary theories on dreams, hysteria, and everyday behavior. Discover how Freud's insights continue to shape our understanding of identity, agency, and the complexities of human civilization.

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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.

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Private Goods: an Introduction to Intellectual Property

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Dive into the intricate world of intellectual property law, exploring its evolution from early legal theories to modern patents, copyrights, and trademarks. Uncover how ownership of ideas shapes global economics, innovation, and societal access to critical resources. Discover the implications of intellectual property rights on everything from technology to healthcare in a thought-provoking exploration of legal frameworks and their impact on our collective future.

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Fall Lecture Series: Vienna's Golden Boy: Gustav Klimt

Santa Monica College

Explore the world of Gustav Klimt, the master of Vienna's turn-of-the-century avant-garde. Despite facing fierce criticism and scandal, Klimt's art dazzled with its shimmering abstract patterns, transforming both private and public spaces. Delve into the life and legacy of this co-founder of the Viennese Secessionists, who remains a symbol of artistic brilliance.

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Fall Lecture Series: Viva La Vida: The Art of Frida Kahlo

Santa Monica College

Discover the art of Frida Kahlo, whose deeply autobiographical work reflects the rich cultures of Mexico and her personal tragedies. Her unique and dramatic style blends complex, often disturbing self-portraits with lush, fantastic imagery, making her one of the most original artists of the 20th century. Explore the powerful personal style that defines her legacy.

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The Politics of Pregnancy: Gestation, Abortion, and Labor

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Delve into the complex terrain of pregnancy politics, exploring gestational labor, abortion rights, and reproductive justice. Join us for a deep dive into theoretical frameworks, historical perspectives, and contemporary debates surrounding the manufacture of human fetuses. 

(29) All levels 21 and older
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Theorizing Repression: From Psychoanalysis to Counterinsurgency Theory

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Uncover the entwined history of psychoanalysis and state power in a captivating exploration of repression tactics. Join us as we delve into the intersections of Freudian theory with military strategy, urban policing, and guerrilla warfare. 

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Rebels in Frock Coats: Impressionism to Fauvism

Santa Monica College @ SMC Bundy Campus, Santa Monica, CA

The artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries redefined the significance of the painted surface in the rapidly changing Parisian art world, pitting traditionalists against newcomers who would turn the art world upside down. Through lecture and slide illustrations, explore the lives and works of artists within the Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Symbolist, and Fauvist periods within the context of the socio-political arenas surrounding...

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A Ruthless Criticism of Everything Existing: An Introduction to Marx

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

In the mid-nineteenth century, a young Karl Marx wrote, in the form of a published open letter to Arnold Ruge: “But if the designing of the future and the proclamation of ready-made solutions for all time is not our affair, then we realize all the more clearly what we have to accomplish in the present—I am speaking of a ruthless criticism of everything existing, ruthless in two senses: The criticism must not be afraid of its own conclusions,...

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The Incredible Women of the Bible

92nd Street Y @ Live Interactive Online Classroom

Rabbi Samantha Frank’s The Incredible Women of the Bible The women of the Bible are complex, crafty, and sometimes mysterious. Together, we’ll explore a few of their stories and consider what lessons we can learn for our lives today. Come with a sense of open inquiry! No prior Jewish study required — all genders welcome.

(1083) All levels 18 and older
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After the Last Breath: After-Death Care & Home Funerals

New York Open Center @ 22 E 30th St, New York, NY

This workshop unpacks the role of the death midwife from the final breath, through the 3-day home vigil and funeral, until final disposition. It is open to professional and non-professional end-of-life caregivers and anyone wishing to care for their loved-one naturally, at home, according to personal, religious and cultural traditions. Topics explored include: after-death rites and rituals legalities and logistics of a 1 to 3-day home vigil the...

(299) All levels 18 and older
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Being Asian and Jewish in America: Embracing Liminality

92nd Street Y

In this two-part talk, Jared Chiang-Zeizel will explore the transitional space Asian American Jews often find themselves while growing up in America. Patrons will gain a deeper understanding of the mixed experience in America, a broadening view of Asian and Jewish communities in the American diaspora, and how one can embrace the liminal experience they find themselves in.

(1083) All levels 18 and older
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Slavery and Social Death: From the Plantation

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Slavery and Social Death: From the Plantation to the 21st Century What does it mean to experience social death? And how has this experience impacted the legacies of slavery in the 21st century? Beyond legal categories of ownership and personal status and structures of economic exploitation, how did personal power and authority operate in that “peculiar institution”? What were, and perhaps continue to be, the cultural and symbolic instruments...

(29) All levels 21 and older
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Wagner’s Ring Cycle: the Total Art Work

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

At age 37, Richard Wagner—composer, exile, and failed revolutionary—set to work on the project that would consume the next 25 years of his life. By its completion, it had grown into arguably the most ambitious artwork of the 19th century: the monumental cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen, a fifteen-hour operatic tetralogy of unprecedented scope and complexity, narrating the history of the world from its birth to its destruction.  The cycle was...

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  • Rebels in Frock Coats: Impressionism to Fauvism

    Reviewed by Ikiah M. on 6/1/2017
    The instructor was incredibly patient with every student. He made us comfortable to ask questions no matter how "silly." We covered a variety of topics and I feel comfortable to explore photoshop on my own and continue learning more!
  • Rebels in Frock Coats: Impressionism to Fauvism

    Reviewed by Megan R. on 8/2/2016
    The instructor was fun, knowledgeable, taught at a great pace for all different interests and backgrounds. I really enjoyed the classes and learned valuable skills for both personal and professional design project.
  • Rebels in Frock Coats: Impressionism to Fauvism

    Reviewed by Franka S. on 10/20/2015
    Great class with a great instructor. It's fun and informative. He also gives a lot of valuable real life advice based on his experience as an art director!
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