Languages & Literatures

Upcoming Courses

Courses

A longtime Virginia journalist and author of 'After Virginia Tech: Guns, Safety, and Healing in the Era of Mass Shootings,' will discuss the decade after the tragedy and the movements to make our communities safer.


Every day, starting on 10/30/19 and ending on 10/30/19
The Richmond Times-Dispatch duo of photographer Bob Brown and columnist Bill Lohmann return to share more of their tales from the road.


Every day, starting on 12/04/19 and ending on 12/04/19, JAC, Robins Pavilion 151
At this session, you'll learn how to find books, articles, and other resources that are of interest to you.


Every day, starting on 12/09/19 and ending on 12/09/19 ( No seats currently available )
Learn the history of the Declaration of Independence from 1776 to today, as discovered by author of the founding-documents novel, 'Carrying the Declaration of Independence.'


Every day, starting on 09/24/19 and ending on 09/24/19, GOTW, Auditorium Room A001 ( No seats currently available )
This course follows the Poe Museum's curators, donors, and others who helped the institution find, verify, and acquire its collection.


Every week on Monday, starting on 11/04/19 and ending on 11/25/19
'A Moveable Feast' is often described as Hemingway's love letter to Paris.


Every week on Tuesday, starting on 11/12/19 and ending on 11/19/19 ( No seats currently available )
This is a course for individuals who want to improve their writing about personal or public topics by reflecting on masters of memoir and non-fiction.


Every week on Thursday, starting on 11/07/19 and ending on 12/12/19 (excluding 11/28/19), SPB, Room 206
This seminar will discuss Joseph Campbell's view of the endless patterns of 'The Hero with a Thousand Faces,' as he addressed this topic to journalist Bill Moyer in their co-authored book, 'The Power of Myth.'


Every week on Monday, starting on 09/23/19 and ending on 09/30/19, WILT, Multi-Faith Room 100
Meet Kathy and Richard Verlander, parents of two baseball stars and authors of two books.


Every day, starting on 12/04/19 and ending on 12/04/19, SPB, Room 204 (1 seats (3%) remaining)
Let's talk about 'Miss Lonelyhearts,' considered Nathanael West's masterpiece.


Every day, starting on 12/02/19 and ending on 12/02/19
This class will introduce the American art scene of Poe's time and the artists he favored.


Every week on Tuesday, starting on 10/29/19 and ending on 11/19/19
This seminar explores the key thoughts and themes of Dietrich Bonhoeffert's writings and tries to relate them to the modern era.


Every week on Thursday, starting on 10/31/19 and ending on 12/12/19 (excluding 11/28/19) ( No seats currently available )
We will try to determine the forces that drove Faulkner to write these novels, what he was trying to achieve by writing them, and what makes them the masterpieces most critics believe them to be.


Every week on Thursday, starting on 09/19/19 and ending on 10/24/19 ( No seats currently available )
Born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, Eudora Welty was a prolific Southern writer who won eight O. Henry Awards, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Medal of Literature.


Every week on Friday, starting on 10/18/19 and ending on 11/01/19 (excluding 10/25/19) ( No seats currently available )
John Steinbeck based many of his works in and around Monterey and the Central Coast region of California.


Every week on Friday, starting on 10/11/19 and ending on 11/08/19 (excluding 10/18/19, 11/01/19) (4 seats (7%) remaining)
We will explore story-telling using gestures based on the ancient text, 'Abhinaya Darpanam' of Nandikeshwara.


Every week on Friday, starting on 11/08/19 and ending on 11/15/19, SPB, Room 206
Come hear actors perform the 'The French Apartment,' a play written by Helene Wagner.


Every day, starting on 11/25/19 and ending on 11/25/19 (11 seats (14%) remaining)
Using volumes from the Rare Book Room, we will explore how to catch and kill a witch, search for ideas about turning lead into gold, and possibly find a spook or two.


Every day, starting on 10/31/19 and ending on 10/31/19, BML, 1st floor Information Desk, Lakeside ( No seats currently available )
We will attempt to learn and engage about the basics of South Africa's history, arts, politics, cultures, languages, nature, animals, and food.


Every week on Tuesday, starting on 09/24/19 and ending on 10/22/19, JPSN, Room 103