Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (January 8 at 9 am** – January 25 at 4 pm): $200
Regular Registration Price (January 25 at 4 pm – first day of class): $220
** Registration opens online at 9 am. Phone registration will be accepted starting at 10 am.
Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.
This seminar is full. Please call (312) 255-3700 to be added to the wait list.
In this course, we will read Oscar Wilde’s only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray; his most famous play, The Importance of Being Earnest; and a novella that greatly influenced him, R.L. Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Through discussion, we will explore fin de siècle England and why the secret self became a popular literary theme during the late Victorian period.
Six sessions. E - $200, L - $220
Katrina A. Kemble is an adjunct professor at Columbia College Chicago. She taught British literature in the U.K. for a number of years and has studied British literature through Oxford University’s continuing education program.
- R.L. Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Norton, 2003. ISBN: 978-0393974652
- Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oxford University Press, 2008. ISBN: 978-0199535989
- Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, Dover, 1990. ISBN: 978-0486264783
- There is no reading assignment for the first class.
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.