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Explore the enchanting world of classic literature from the comfort of your own home with online classes that delve deep into the works of Shakespeare, Austen, and Hemingway, allowing participants to analyze themes, dissect narratives, and gain a deeper understanding of these timeless masterpieces.

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Melinda Cooper: Family Values

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Dive into the intricate intersections of free-market neoliberalism and social conservatism with Melinda Cooper's illuminating exploration. Unravel the unexpected alliance forged through the centrality of family and Christian values in late 20th-century politics. Through critical analysis, delve into the underlying motivations behind this alliance and its implications for our understanding of liberty, inequality, and the market.

(29) All levels 21 and older
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Gilles Deleuze: Difference and Repetition

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Explore the revolutionary ideas of Gilles Deleuze in his seminal work on Difference and Repetition. Delve into his anti-Hegelian philosophy of difference, challenging conventional notions of identity and sameness. Uncover the significance of pure difference as the foundation of experience and unravel the complexities of repetition in shaping new possibilities.

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William Faulkner: Absalom, Absalom

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Embark on a profound exploration of William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom! and its impact on Southern narratives of race and history. Delve into Faulkner's literary excavation of the South's dark past, challenging official evasions and confronting the legacy of racism. Explore the perspectives of influential writers influenced by Faulkner's work, from James Baldwin to Toni Morrison, as we critically examine his complex portrayal of race and society.

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Greek Mythology: Order and Chaos

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Delve into the origins of Western thought with Greek Mythology. Explore cosmic order, divine origins, and the complexities of human existence through close readings of ancient texts. Unravel the mysteries of creation, gender, justice, and the divine in this captivating journey through myth and philosophy.

(29) All levels 21 and older
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Gershom Scholem: Mysticism & the Philosophy of History

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Delve into the rich intellectual legacy of Gershom Scholem. Explore his profound insights into Jewish mysticism and its intersection with contemporary politics and the Jewish historical condition. Uncover Scholem's influential philosophy of history, rooted in kabbalah, messianism, and a deep engagement with language, literature, and nationhood.

(29) All levels 21 and older
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Gender, Sex, and Performance: an Introduction to Judith Butler

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Embark on a comprehensive exploration of Judith Butler's groundbreaking theories on gender, sex, and performance. From their seminal work in Gender Trouble to their latest insights in Who’s Afraid of Gender?, delve into Butler's complex examination of identity and politics. Gain a nuanced understanding of Butler's influential contributions to feminist and queer theory, challenging conventional notions of gender and sexuality.

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Marxism and Literature

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Embark on an exploration of the dynamic interplay between Marxism and literature. Delve into the multifaceted relationships, from historical analysis to ideological critique, that have shaped Marxist literary criticism. Engage with key concepts like history, ideology, mediation, and form, as we unravel the complexities of literary study through a materialist lens.

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Friendship: Ethics, Politics, and Literature

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Explore the profound bonds of friendship through philosophy and literature. From Homer's Achilles and Patroclus to modern tales like Thelma and Louise, delve into the ethics and politics woven into the fabric of human connection. Join us in unraveling the mysteries of friendship in an age where digital interactions challenge its traditional meanings.

(29) All levels 21 and older
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Jürgen Habermas: The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Embark on an exploration of the public sphere with Jürgen Habermas. Analyze the evolution of this crucial space for democratic discourse and its challenges in today's fragmented society. Delve into Habermas's seminal work to uncover insights on renewing and revitalizing public dialogue in the 21st century.

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Hannah Arendt: The Human Condition

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Delve into Hannah Arendt's profound exploration of human existence. Uncover her insights on labor, work, and action, and their significance in today's world of advancing technology and eroding public space. Join us to reflect on what it truly means to be human in an ever-changing landscape.

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U for You: Joyce's Ulysses for New Readers (and Re-Readers)

Irish Arts Center @ Virtual Classroom

Dive into Joyce's Ulysses with renowned scholar Jonathan Goldman, unraveling its complexities and discovering its humor and humanity. Whether you're a seasoned reader or new to Joyce's work, this immersive experience promises to enhance your understanding and appreciation of this literary masterpiece.

(53) All levels 18 and older
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Fairy Tales: Seduction, Subversion, and Transformation

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Unlock the enchanting world of fairy tales as we explore their subversive power and timeless allure. Join us for an illuminating journey through canonical tales and contemporary retellings, alongside insightful analysis from leading theorists. 

(29) All levels 21 and older
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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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James Joyce: Ulysses

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

The archetypal novel of high modernism, James Joyce’s Ulysses attempts to synthesize the life of a city, the afterlives of previous literary styles, and the entirety of the Western canon as it stood in the early twentieth century. Since its original publication when it was serialized in the Little Review from March 1918 to March 1920, Ulysses has churned up debates about obscenity, obscurity, gender, sexuality, censorship,...

(29) All levels 21 and older
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Confronting Challenging Texts

92nd Street Y @ Live Interactive Online Classroom

How do we live with sacred text when it contradicts with our values of egalitarianism and inclusivity? In this queer-affirming class, we will explore historical and contemporary texts that respond to exclusionary and troubling texts. No previous text study necessary, all are welcome.

(1072) All levels 18 and older
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Reclaiming our Sacred Texts

92nd Street Y @ Live Interactive Online Classroom

Reclaiming our Sacred Texts: Reading the Bible in Pride Month In this queer-affirming class, we will explore the love stories of David and Jonathan and Ruth and Naomi. No text study (or even belief in God!) required — just bring your pride and an open mind.

(1072) All levels 18 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...

(29) All levels 21 and older
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Anthropology and Ethnography: an Introduction

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ 172 Mulberry St, New York, NY

Anthropology is at once a contested and vital field of study and inquiry. Still hotly debated is a basic question: what is the scope of anthropological inquiry? Modern anthropologists no longer divide the world, as their 19th-century forebears did, into a sociological “West” and an anthropological “rest of the world,” its “backwardness” waiting to be understood. Yet, expanding the anthropological field of view to the whole of the globe...

(29) All levels 21 and older
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Understanding Loneliness: Literature, Philosophy,Theory

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

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 loneliness.” And, it is clear from medical research that loneliness has significant health impacts:...

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Reading the Odyssey

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Homer’s Odyssey tells the tale of a mortal who suffers and who comes to know the “cities and minds” of humans. The travels and ordeals of Odysseus, as he moves from the ruins of Troy to the new civic possibilities of Ithaca, elaborate two constitutive myths: the first is the tale of the hero’s homecoming—the nostos, or “mindful return”—in which Odysseus gives up immortality with a goddess to instead regain his home, wife, and son;...

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