Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (August 27 at 9 am** – September 13 at 4 pm): $300
Regular Registration Price (September 13 at 4 pm – first day of class): $330
** 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 waitlist.
To celebrate the Victorian author’s bicentenary, this seminar explores George Eliot’s masterpiece Middlemarch in manageable weekly installments—with no spoilers! The result will be an engaging in-depth look at Eliot’s literary technique and her insights into culture, science, art, and psychology. Weekly discussions will be supplemented with slides and film clips. ***PLEASE NOTE THAT THE NUMBER OF SESSIONS AND PRICE HAS CHANGED FROM THE BROCHURE. THIS IS THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ***
Nine sessions. E - $300, L - $330
Steven J. Venturino holds a PhD and is a former adjunct professor of English at Loyola University Chicago. He has led seminars at the Newberry Library since 2015 and is the author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism.
George Eliot, Middlemarch. Oxford World's Classics, 2008. ISBN: 978-0199536757
For the first class, please read only the novel’s Prelude and Chapter One. Do not read the introduction by Felicia Bonaparte (yet).