2 JUL 2021 • LECTURE
Home Front, War Front: “Mrs. Miniver” and “Scarlett O’Hara” as the Interpretive Keys to Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun

On Friday, 2 July 2021 12:15–1:15 pm, I will be giving the Basic Program First Friday Lecture online. My topic will be:

Home Front, War Front:
“Mrs. Miniver” and “Scarlett O’Hara” as the Interpretive Keys to Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun

The lecture is free and open to the public.

 

 


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“Mrs. Miniver” and “Scarlett O’Hara” as theInterpretive Keys to Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun


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7 AUG 2020 • LECTURE
“Impeachment” in the Constitutional Sense

On Friday, 7 August 2020 12:15–1:15 pm, I will be giving the Basic Program First Friday Lecture online. My topic will be:

“Impeachment”
in the Constitutional Sense

The lecture is free and open to the public.


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in the Constitutional Sense


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10 JAN 2020 • LECTURE
Getting Comfortable with Death

On Friday, 10 January 2020 12:15–1:15 pm, I will be giving the Basic Program First Friday Lecture at the Chicago Cultural Center (Michigan Avenue between Randolph and Washington Streets). My topic will be:

Getting Comfortable with Death;
Or, Better Dying Through Better Thinking

The lecture is free and open to the public.


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Or, Better Dying Through Better Thinking


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2 AUG 2019 • LECTURE
The White Man’s Peril: Heart of Darkness as Conrad’s Reply to Kipling

On Friday, 2 August 2018 12:15–1:15 pm, I will be giving the Basic Program First Friday Lecture at the Chicago Cultural Center (Michigan Avenue between Randolph and Washington Streets). My topic will be:

The White Man’s Peril:
Heart of Darkness as
Conrad’s Reply to Kipling

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7 SEP 2018 • LECTURE
The Use and Abuse of Gustavus Vassa; Or, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano on Its Own Terms

On Friday, 7 September 2018 12:15–1:15 pm, I will be giving the Basic Program First Friday Lecture at the Chicago Cultural Center (Michigan Avenue between Randolph and Washington Streets). My topic will be:

The Use and Abuse of Gustavus Vassa; Or, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano on Its Own Terms

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5 JAN 2018 • LECTURE
Flaunting It: The Logic of “Conspicuous Consumption” in Veblen’s The Theory of the Leisure Class

On Friday, 5 January 2018 12:15–1:15 pm, I will be giving the Basic Program First Friday Lecture at the Chicago Cultural Center (Michigan Avenue between Randolph and Washington Streets). My topic will be:

Flaunting It:
The Logic of “Conspicuous Consumption” in
Veblen’s The Theory of the Leisure Class

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1 SEP 2017 • LECTURE
The Content of Our Character: Lessons from Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume One

On Friday, 1 September  2017 12:15–1:15 pm, I will be giving the Basic Program First Friday Lecture at the Chicago Cultural Center (Michigan Avenue between Randolph and Washington Streets). My topic will be:

The Content of Our Character:
Lessons from Gibbon’s
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Volume One

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23 MAR 2017 • LECTURE
“A Rich Man Who Dies Rich Dies in Disgrace”: Andrew Carnegie and “The Gospel of Wealth”

On Thursday, 23 March 2017 7:00–8:15 pm, I will be giving a lecture and facilitating a discussion as part of a Discussion Series at Kibbitznest (2212 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60614), a new partner of the Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults at the University of Chicago. My topic will be:

“A Rich Man Who Dies Rich Dies in Disgrace”:  Andrew Carnegie and “The Gospel of Wealth”

The event is open to the public. Registration information is available from Kibbitznest.
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6 JAN 2017 • LECTURE
Epic of Id, Epic of Superego: A Freudian Reading of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey

On Friday, 6 January 2017 12:15–1:15 pm, I will be giving the Basic Program First Friday Lecture at the Chicago Cultural Center (Michigan Avenue between Randolph and Washington Streets). My topic will be:

Epic of Id, Epic of Superego:
A Freudian Reading of
Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey

The lecture is free and open to the public.
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