421: Shakespeare: A Man for All Seasons and All Ages

Instructor: Joseph Pearce and Leta SundetSemester: Spring 2022Time: Mondays, 7 – 9p.m. EDTDates: February 7 – March 7 Go deeper into the brilliance of the Bard with Joseph Pearce, author of three books on Shakespeare and editor of the Ignatius Critical Editions of each of the five Shakespeare’s plays which will be studied in this five-week course. […]

607b-The Russian Novel (Spring 2022)

Instructor: Dr. Carol Reynolds Semester: Spring 2021 Time: Mondays, 7–9 p.m. EDT Dates: January 3–May 2 Using masterworks of Romantic/Early Modern literature, we will explore together two archetypal themes: the conflict between Good and Evil; and man’s struggle to find meaning.  Goethe’s rollicking (I mean that), earth-shattering play Faust, Part I (1808) will set the frame for us. Then, we will proceed through […]

603 – Natural Philosophy and Modern Science

Instructor: Dr. Jay Wile Term: Spring 2022 Time: Tuesdays 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. EDT Dates: January 4–May 3 The great natural philosopher Blaise Pascal wrote, “Nature has some perfections to show that she is the image of God, and some defects to show that she is only His image.” In many ways, this profound statement summarizes […]

405 – Introduction to Russian Literature (Spring 2022)

Instructor: Dr. Carol Reynolds Term: 5 Week Course Time: Thursdays 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. EDT. Dates: January 6–February 3 With so much well-deserved attention on Dostoevsky (Crime and Punishment, Brothers Karamazov) and Tolstoi (War and Peace, Anna Karenina), it could be surmised that these two authors created Russian literature! But before them, a dashing, ill-fated poet named Alexander […]