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Discover the rich history of Washington, D.C. through engaging lectures on topics such as the founding of the nation, the Civil War, and the Civil Rights Movement.

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Dupont Studio Night | Georgia O’Keeffe

ArtsClub @ 1506 19th St NW, Washington, DC

Discover the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe as you create stunning autumnal flower paintings in her signature style. Immerse yourself in her journey from the Midwest to New Mexico and unleash your creativity in this inspiring studio night.

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The Pre-Raphaelites: Art, Beauty, and Transgression

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Explore the rebellious world of the Pre-Raphaelites, challenging classical aesthetics with their daring depictions of beauty and transgression. Delve into the social, political, and artistic motivations behind their revolutionary movement. Discover how they reshaped notions of beauty, truth, and the real through provocative imagery and groundbreaking symbolism.

(29) All levels 21 and older
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Pokémon: Cuteness and Commodities

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Explore the global phenomenon of Pokémon through a critical lens. From its origins as a Game Boy game to its augmented reality evolution, delve into the cultural, social, and economic implications of this iconic franchise. Analyze Pokémon's influence on consumption patterns, national identity, and affective experiences in contemporary society alongside renowned scholars in the field.

(29) All levels 21 and older
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Downtown Music: Culture, Technology, and the American Avant-Garde

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Embark on a journey through the avant-garde sounds of downtown Manhattan. Discover the revolutionary music of Yoko Ono, La Monte Young, and their peers, challenging mainstream culture and institutionalized modernism. Uncover the complex intersections between music, culture, and technology, and explore how this vibrant movement continues to shape art and society today.

(29) All levels 21 and older
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Happiness and Capitalism: Work, Wealth, and Misery

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Explore the intricate relationship between happiness and capitalism in this interdisciplinary course. Delve into philosophical, psychoanalytic, and ethnographic perspectives to dissect the complexities of well-being in modern society. From workplace dynamics to consumption patterns, unravel the paradoxes and pains underlying the pursuit of happiness amidst capitalist structures.

(29) All levels 21 and older
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Partition: Trauma, Literature, and Nationalism

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Delve into the profound impact of Partition on South Asia's cultural and political landscape. Explore the literature, film, and visual arts born from the harrowing events of mass migration and violence. Unravel the enduring legacies and complex narratives that continue to shape the region's identity and geopolitics today.

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Risk Society: Crisis, Power, and Neoliberalism

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Unravel the complexities of the modern world through the lens of risk society. Explore the societal implications of global risks, from environmental disasters to economic instability, and their impact on governance, culture, and individual psyche. Dive into foundational texts by Ulrich Beck and Anthony Giddens, alongside critical perspectives by scholars such as Michel Foucault and Mary Douglas, to understand the emergence and consequences of the risk society paradigm.

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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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Alasdair MacIntyre: After Virtue

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Delve into Alasdair MacIntyre's profound critique of Enlightenment morality and his call for a return to Aristotelian virtue ethics. Explore the political ramifications and the revival of virtue ethics in recent years, pondering the implications of MacIntyre's enigmatic closing statement.

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Quantum Physics: an Introduction

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Embark on a journey into the enigmatic world of quantum mechanics. Explore its profound implications, from the perplexing Copenhagen interpretation to the elusive boundary between the quantum and classical realms. Join us to unravel the mysteries of quantum physics and its philosophical underpinnings.

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Sex Work and the Law

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Explore the intricate legal, social, and labor dynamics that define and contest sex work in this thought-provoking course. Delve into the history and regulation of sex work, examining the profound legal scrutiny and moral discourses that shape its practice. Engage with sex worker-led advocacy and scholarship to understand their fight for rights, safety, and fair compensation.

(29) All levels 21 and older
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Thucydides and the Fall of Athenian Democracy

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Explore the profound insights of Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War in this compelling course. Delve into the fall of Athenian democracy and the collapse of the classical city-state, examining speeches and narratives that debate political theory, justice, and human suffering. Engage with the text’s oscillation between historical objectivity and intense pathos to understand the cultural and intellectual milieu of ancient Greece.

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Fake! Culture, Capitalism, and Authenticity

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Dive into the intricate world of authenticity and deception in our exploration of the concept of the fake. From forged art to fabricated identities, we'll dissect the cultural, social, and economic implications of fakery. Join us as we navigate the blurred lines between reality and representation, challenging notions of truth and fiction.

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Truth and Beauty: Kant’s Critical Aesthetics

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Embark on a journey into Kant's realm of aesthetics, where truth and beauty converge. Delve into the intricacies of aesthetic judgment, artistic genius, and the human experience of the sublime. Join us as we unravel Kant's timeless insights and their relevance to our understanding of art and nature today.

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