Two New Courses Starting

Next week will see the start of two six-week courses:

The Visionary Imaginationborges-desmazieres4

Think of all the ways we extend our sense of sight along many different dimensions of experience and consciousness.  ‘Oh, I see!’ we might laugh on getting a joke.  But we can also ‘see the light’ and have ‘visions’ in many different states and circumstances.  What do we mean by the ‘visionary’?  How have different cultures and times understood and articulated the productions of minds whose reach extends around the normal corners and edges of time and space?  In this course we’ll go exploring, through a selection of texts from biblical antiquity up to the present day.  Come as you are!  I’ll be providing all the texts in a reader.

6 two-hour sessions, course fee $130

Wednesdays 11-1, beginning 16 March

Ross House second floor rm. 2.1


The Poetry of Wallace StevensWallace_Stevens

One of the most imposing figures of mid-twentieth-century American poetry, Stevens orchestrated in his poems a music of the mind and of the imagination both intensely private and large enough to encompass the entire world.  A meticulous artist and an irrepressible philosopher and jester.  We will read and discuss a small selection of Stevens’ poems that I will provide in a reader.

6 two-hour sessions, course fee $130

FrIdays 1-3, beginning 18 March

Ross House first floor rm. 1.1

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