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A Serial Reading of The Mill on the Floss

A Newberry Library Adult Education Seminar See https://www.newberry.org/WS21GeorgeEliot for full registration information. Image: “Maggie Tulliver in the Boat,” by F. S. Church for the Handy Volume Edition of George Eliot’s The Mill on the Floss, 1880 (Boston: Dana Estes & Company). https://babel.hathitrust.org.

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A Serial Reading of Bleak House

A Newberry Library Adult Education Seminar See https://www.newberry.org/F20BleakHouse for full registration information. This seminar presents Charles Dickens’s masterpiece Bleak House in eight manageable weekly serial installments. We’ll read each installment and discuss it—with no spoilers—until we reach the novel’s end. Our discussions will explore Dickens’s humor, social commentary, psychological depth, and dazzling assortment of narrative […]

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Essentials of Literary and Film Theory

A Newberry Library Adult Education Seminar This seminar, scheduled for the winter/spring 2020 term, is now concluded. This seminar offers a lively survey of literary and film theory basics. Through literary excerpts, film clips, lecture, and discussion, our sessions will explore how writers, filmmakers, philosophers, and artists—from Plato to Toni Morrison—help us appreciate the importance […]

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A Serial Reading of Middlemarch

A Newberry Library Adult Education Seminar   This Newberry Seminar is now concluded. It was held in the fall of 2019.  To celebrate the author’s bicentenary, this seminar explores George Eliot’s Victorian masterpiece Middlemarch in manageable weekly installments for serial reading and discussion—with no spoilers! The result is an engaging in-depth look at Eliot’s literary technique […]

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A Serial Reading of Adam Bede

This Newberry Seminar is now concluded. It was held in the fall of 2018.  To celebrate George Eliot’s bicentennial year, this seminar presents the author’s first full-length novel in manageable weekly installments for serial reading and discussion—no spoilers. Published in 1859 (twelve years before her celebrated Middlemarch) and widely acclaimed in its time, Adam Bede […]