11 am - 4 pm (lunch break 1 - 2 pm)
Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (August 27 at 9 am** – September 13 at 4 pm): $110
Regular Registration Price (September 13 at 4 pm – first day of class): $121
** Registration opens online at 9 am. Phone registration will be accepted starting at 10 am.
Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.
This class is full. Please call (312) 255-3700 to be added to the wait list.
The ghost is one of the most enduring motifs in storytelling, and is ubiquitous across epochs and cultures. Just in time for Halloween, this single-day interdisciplinary seminar will trace the history of the ghost in literature, film, and theater with an emphasis on examining how its symbolism has changed over time. We will unpack stories by Henry James, Shirley Jackson, and William Shakespeare, as well as discuss the emergence of “hauntology” and the contemporary cultural phenomenon of “ghosting.”
One session. E - $110, L - $121
Harrison Sherrod manages a film production company by day and teaches seminars at the Newberry by night. He has led courses on everything from metaphysical detectives and con games to Star Wars and Marxism.
Various, The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories. Penguin, 2010. ISBN: 978-0141442365
Before the class meets, please read selections from The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories assigned by the instructor via email.