Out of an abundance of caution in response to the spread of COVID-19, we have canceled all remaining seminars in the Winter/Spring 2020 term. Please visit www.newberry.org/covid19 for further updates.
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Helen: half–mortal, half–divine, the Face that Launched a Thousand Ships. Defined in myth and history by who and what she was to others, Helen often remains trapped like a fly in amber. This class seeks to understand her by granting her a more complex humanity. Readings will include Euripides’s Helen and The Trojan Women; Sappho’s “Fragment 16”; passages from Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey; H.D.’s poem “Helen in Egypt,” and other poems, stories, myths, and interpretations, both classical and contemporary.
Six sessions. E – $230, R – $253
Melinda Rooney writes and teaches in Chicago. She has taught seminars on Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey for the Newberry and was formerly a professor at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
- A selection of shorter materials distributed by the instructor.
- A free digital course packet of additional material, compiled by the instructor and distributed electronically before the seminar begins.
Please read "Class One" in the digital course packet for the first class (a digital file of this reading will be sent with the email confirming your registration).
- Online registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Tuesday, January 7.
- Phone registration opens at 12 pm (CST) on Wednesday, January 8.
Early registration (E) prices are in effect from January 7 at 9 am through January 24 at 4 pm. Regular registration (R) prices are in effect January 24 at 4 pm through the end of the term.
We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.
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