Piraeus 2019
June 20-23

Please note that seminars take place concurrently, so each participant may only sign up for one seminar

If you have any questions or difficulties registering, please contact 410-626-2881 or annapolis.communityoutreach@sjc.edu.

Thursday June 20
Led by Tom May and David Townsend
Robert Lowell fearlessly crafted poems of immense depth and breadth, exploring questions of love, faith, hope, despair, justice and war. A legatee of the New England Puritans who immigrated into the wilderness of the New World and trekked through the thickets of the human heart, Lowell takes up the burden of our past, expressed in both the American processional and the Classical poetic virtues of Greece and Rome. His voice is at once distinctive and varied, strong and vulnerable, as relentless in his self-examination as he is both appreciative and critical of the America he knows and loves. Our seminar will discuss a representative selection from his poems and prose in the many-octave range of his art, including, The Quaker Graveyard in Nantucket, 91 Revere Street, Ulysses and Circe, Skunk Hour and For the Union Dead.
Recommended edition: Robert Lowe Collected Poems, Bidart and Gewanter, eds., Farrar Straus Giroux, 2003.
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$450.00
 
Thursday June 20
Led by Eva Brann and Brendan Boyle
William James's abbreviated Psychology (1892) is an acute, elegant jargon less inquiry into our mental life, conscious and unconscious. It is the perfect text for a seminar conversation, since the best control for its credibility is our own experience. James also offers some bold, if arguable, theories of the relation body has to soul and brain to mind. Moreover, he appears to be the originator of a great European movement, Phenomenology, the account of the way consciousness appears. Participants might want to talk about this specific Americanism of James's psychologizing. This book charms as it illuminates.
Recommended edition: No special edition required.
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Number of Registrants (including yourself)
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$450.00
 
Event registration summary
Robert Lowell, American Poet: Mind, Heart, and Memory:
Lowell Seminar
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$450.00
William James, Psychology, A Shorter Version:
James Seminar
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$450.00
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