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Reading the Divided Self

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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Colm Tóibín

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this literature class:

Join Colm Tóibín, celebrated author of Brooklyn and professor at Columbia University, for a course on three Irish writers and three American writers.

The divided self and the delighted eye—this course explores the idea of internal tension in a text, literature in which there is an argument enfolding, an argument that animates the text; as well as the idea of a double life, or a life that contains opposites, and the power of memory—how uncertain and haunting it is.

The format of each session will be a talk by Tóibín followed by student questions via Zoom’s chat feature.

  • Jul 8: Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Jul 15: Poems on the death of Robert Gregory in W.B. Yeats’ Collected Poems
  • Jul 22: James Joyce’s “The Dead” in Dubliners
  • Jul 29: Poems from Elizabeth Bishop’s Collected Poems
  • Aug 5: First section of James Baldwin’s Another Country
  • Aug 12: Marilynne Robinson’s Home


Remote Learning

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There are no refunds for outings, classes or workshops that meet fewer than three times per semester.

If you are unable to attend, you may contact Customer Service prior to the first date for a receipt that enables you to claim your contribution as a tax-deductible gift.

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  • To receive a 50% refund, written request must be received at least one day prior to the second session.
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Please allow three to four weeks for processing of your refund request. Processing fees, membership fees, auditions fees and class or exercise cards are not refundable. No cash refunds.

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