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E.g., 01/28/2015
E.g., 01/28/2015
Saturday, February 21, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Reach Across the Truth to Find Her: Poetry Workshop

10 am - noon

This course is full. Call (312) 255-3700 for the waitlist.

From Li Po to Patricia Smith, from werewolves to Jesus to George Wallace to Janis Joplin, persona poetry (which inhabits a dramatic voice other than that of the writer) provides a means for expressing the unspoken, finding new corners of history, and retelling a tale. In this workshop we will read examples of persona poetry, explore our Newberry surroundings, and talk about…

Saturday, February 21, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
The Elements of Creative Writing: A Workshop

1 – 3 pm 

This course is full. Call (312) 255-3700 for the waitlist.

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Saturday, February 21, 2015
Fundamentals of Genealogy: Basics for Everyone

Whether you’re new to genealogy or simply looking for formal fundamentals training, try these seminars, tailored to meet your research needs. Take all six or just those that interests you most.

Saturday, February 21, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
The Windsors: The British Monarchy, 1910-2015

10 am - 12 pm

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Saturday, February 21, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
The Anatomy of Confederate Defeat: Why the South Lost and the North Won the Civil War

1 - 3 pm

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Saturday, February 21, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Native Cultures, Manifest Destiny, and the Rise of American Anthropology

10 am - 12 pm 

This seminar explores two intersecting themes: the impact of westward expansion on American Indian cultures during the second half of the nineteenth century, and the parallel development of anthropological research. This research, primarily undertaken by the Smithsonian Institution, aimed at better understanding American Indians and what many white Americans believed…

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
From Caravaggio to Bernini: Italian Baroque Art, 1600-1700

2 – 4 pm

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Marcel Proust's Sodom and Gomorrah

6-7:30 pm 

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Surrealism and the Second City

6 - 7:30 pm

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Victorian Style: British Fashion and Fiction 1850 to 1900

5:45 – 7:45 pm

This seminar will explore dress as a key to character in four iconic Victorian novels (Great Expectations, Lady Audley’s Secret, Far from the Madding Crowd, and The Picture of Dorian Gray). Behind the era’s elaborate etiquette and strict ideas of gender and class, the Victorian dress code allowed and encouraged individuality and eccentricity. As we filter the age through the lens of fashion...

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