Continuing Education

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Life’s Timelessness: Stories Of The Past, Present And Future

Dillies Pilevsky, English and history instructor

Explore the theater of life as portrayed by talented authors examining our human connections with family, friends, society, and government through unique and diverse themes. Examine our own search for compassion and deeper understanding. Class discussions provide depth, clarity, humor, and spirited debate. Please read, and re-read, before first class. Stories are The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe, Rules of the Game by Amy Tan and Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. First story will be mailed. 3 SESSIONS

Tues, Oct 7-Oct 21, 10 am-noon
Freehold Campus
Fee and Code: $59, XHUML 098 W

City And Country: 19th Century Novels

Jan Blundell, Brookdale adjunct librarian

Read and discuss three classic novels in different settings: Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities is set in London and Paris, Anthony Trollope’s Barchester Towers is a comic novel of love and politics in a cathedral town, and Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility is set in southwestern rural England. Taken together, they present a panorama of life in Georgian and Victorian Britain. Biographies of the authors and relevant film clips will be presented. Please read A Tale of Two Cities before first class. 3 SESSIONS

Fri, Oct 10, 31 & Nov 21, 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Fee and Code: $59, XHUML 038 W

Gay And Lesbian Poetry

Ioannis Mookas, published author, poetry instructor

From Walt Whitman to Gertrude Stein to recent poet laureate Kay Ryan, lesbian and gay poets have been formative to American poetry, continually expanding its potentialities. We’ll explore contemporary gay and lesbian poetry, revealing how such poets have articulated selfhood and community, and resisted “homonormative” identities in favor of more fluid and elusive practices of freedom. Through reading, analysis, and thoughtful, lively discussion, we will learn how the innovations of gay and lesbian poets create possibilities for all. 3 SESSIONS

Tues, Oct 21- Nov 4, 7-9 pm
Fee and Code: $59, XHUML 065 W

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