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Courses Newberry Library Seminar

The Art of Silent Film

This Newberry Library seminar is now concluded. It was held in the spring of 2016. This seminar invites you to watch and discuss twelve international masterpieces of the silent film era, all while exploring the proposition that silent movies are much more than simply “movies without sound”—they comprise instead a distinct art form. By exploring […]

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A Serial Reading of Middlemarch

This Newberry Seminar is now concluded. It was held in the fall of 2015. George Eliot’s celebrated Victorian masterpiece Middlemarch can be daunting to approach. This seminar presents the novel in manageable weekly installments (with no spoilers!) supplemented with shorter works of literature, art, and film. The result is an engaging in-depth look at Eliot’s […]