GBO Seminar Series for Adults
Your Chance to Experience Great Books
6-Week Program - Once Per Week
Finally Open to GBSP Graduates, Parents, & Adults!
Now Enrolling for October Classes!
It's time for our long-awaited seminar series exclusively for Great Books alumni now in college, parents, and adults.
Join us for shared inquiry sessions that provide the exciting, literary exploration we typically reserved for our young people. Remember your favorite college seminar? Return to the classroom to engage in lively thinking and discussion again Treat yourself to an adventure in great art and literature led by our distinguished faculty.
- Wednesdays at 8:00pm: Starting October 14 -60 Minutes a Week: $375
Exciting Seminar Theme
The Open Road: Freedom and Exploration: At a time when travel and tourism are on hold, and our natural wanderlust is seeking an outlet, where better than literature and art to explore exciting places, discover rich cultures, and engage with new voices and possibilities? Grab your literary passport and join us as we venture to new destinations and outposts, both real and imagined.
Our shared inquiry methodology enables you to simply show up, read expertly-chosen selections of literature together, and learn deeply through Socratic-style discussion. No outside reading required!
Preview our Syllabus
Get ready to explore:
- "The Chilean Forest," Pablo Neruda
- "One Art" Elizabeth Bishop
- Frida Kahlo Paintings
- A Study of Selfies
- "The Brooklyn Ferry," Walt Whitman
- "Vacation" Rita Dove
- And more...
If you have questions about our reading selections, email us at email@example.com or call/text 203-612-9470.
Great Books Online is excited to announce that two of our most distinguished professors are leading our new seminar series exclusively for parents, adults, and Great Books graduates who wish to return for inspiring discussions.
Dr. Ilan Stavans & Dr. Steve Volk will kick off the inaugural session on October 14.
Dr. Ilan Stavans is Lewis-Sebring Professor of Humanities, Latin American and Latino Cultures at Amherst College, host of NPR’s In Contrast, and publisher of Restless Books, devoted to world literature in translation. Celebrated by the The New York Times as one of the foremost authorities on Latino literature and culture, Dr. Stavans is the recipient of many awards and honors including the Guggenheim Fellowship. His work, translated into a dozen languages, has been adapted into stage and film.
Dr. Steve Volk is Professor of History Emeritus at Oberlin College where he taught Latin American history and museum studies for 31 years. He continues to serve as the director of the Center for Teaching Innovation and Excellence. In 2011, he was named US Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. In 2001, Dr. Volk was recognized by the government of Chile for his efforts in helping to restore democracy to that country.
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