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Literature Classes Washington, D.C.

Discover the captivating world of literature through thought-provoking discussions and analysis of various literary genres and works in Washington, D.C. Expand your understanding of classic literature, contemporary novels, and poetry while gaining insights into different writing styles and themes.

Unfortunately, no classes in-person in Washington, D.C. have spots left, but 5 classes live online are available.

Reclaiming Utopia: an Introduction to Ernst Bloch

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Explore the enduring relevance of Ernst Bloch's vision of concrete utopia and its impact on Marxist praxis in this thought-provoking course. Discover how utopia, hope, and anticipation intersect with political transformation through the works of Bloch, Marx, Adorno, Benjamin, and more. Join us on a journey to reimagine the future.

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

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$335

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Literary Theory: a Critical Introduction

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Explore the meanings, uses, values, and histories of literature at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research. This course will focus on psychoanalysis, Marxism, structuralism and poststructuralism, queer and feminist theory, and postcolonial theory through the lens of a literary text of your choice. Discover the theorists who shaped our understanding in this thought-provoking course.

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

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$335

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Marxist Legal Theory

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Explore the implications of Marxist theory on the law, delving into topics such as property, ideology, and domination. Examine the role of law in maintaining capitalism and class divisions, while also questioning its potential for leftist purposes. Discover how legal institutions shape social relations and human subjects in this thought-provoking course.

Sunday, Mar 10th, 2–5pm Eastern Time

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$335

4 sessions

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Silvia Federici: Women, Capitalism, and the Body

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Uncover the history of witch-hunts and capitalism in this 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

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$335

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Philosophy & Deconstruction: An Introduction to Derrida

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Discover the world of Jacques Derrida and his ideas that revolutionized American academia. This course delves into Derrida's wide-ranging engagements with various fields, exploring foundational concepts of differance, deconstruction, and more. Join us as we uncover the transition from structuralism to poststructuralism through the lens of the charismatic and influential philosopher.

Thursday, Apr 11th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

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$335

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Literature And Culture: Baudolino

Casa Italiana Language School @ 1776 G St NW, Washington, DC

This novel is about the adventures of a young talented peasant boy named Baudolino. It takes place in the Christian word of the 12th century. Emperor Frederik “Barbarossa” tried to subdue the independent city-states of Northern Italy. And after the emperor died, Baudolino and his friends took a long journey in search of the kingdom of Priester John. After many adventures they returned to Constantinople, where the story began. Students will read...

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$370

14 sessions

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Literature And Culture: Saturnalia

Casa Italiana Language School @ 1776 G St NW, Washington, DC

This book tells the story of the tenth case of Publio Aurelio Stazio in 46AD in Rome.  Saturnalia is the equivalent of modern day “Carnival” in the time of ancient Rome.  It is a time when everything transforms to opposites and all becomes a game. All, that is, except crime!  Follow a new and surprising investigation by Pubio Aurelio Stazio, the detective of imperial Rome.

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$370

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Literature And Culture: Memorie Scritte Da Lui Medesimo

Casa Italiana Language School @ 1776 G St NW, Washington, DC

The subject of this book includes only the first part of Casanova’s life. Casanova wrote the “Story of my life” which combines both his “memoires” and his autobiography. It is regarded as a source of the customs of European social life during the 18th century. This period represents the height of Venetian splendor before its decline. Students will research on the arts, architecture, music and fashion of Venice during this time.

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12 sessions

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