Schemel Evening Courses: Fall 2018

Course Fees for Non-Members are $60 per individual / $100 per couple


The Ambivalent Muse: Woody Allen and his Women

DATES: Wednesdays, September 12, 19, 26 and October 3, 10, 17 
TIME:  6:00 to 9:00 p.m. (beverages and light snacks offered)
LOCATION: Brennan Hall, Pearn Auditorium, Room 228

COURSE DESCRIPTION: 
In his once iconic and controversial half century as a filmaker, Woody Allen's decade or so dating from Annie Hall and Interiors to Hannah and Her Sisters and Another Woman explores the way that the language of cinema can unspool the fabric of the human psyche. We will screen and discuss a half dozen of the auteur's greatest female creations. 

Stephen E. Whittaker, Ph.D., Professor of English, The University of Scranton

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A Reconsideration of the Politics of the Founding Generation in the Age of Donald Trump

DATES: Thursdays, October 11, 18, 25 and November 1, 8, 15
TIME:  6:00 to 7:15 p.m. (beverages and light snacks offered)
LOCATION: Weinberg Memorial Library Room 305 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: 
As we live through a contentious period in American politics, it is easy to romanticize the past as a more civilized age. A close examination of the earliest years of American politics reveals that the founding of the United States was every bit as contentious as the early 21st Century. This course will examine the conflicts that shaped the political scene in the Early American Republic, including the Alien and Sedition Acts and the Sally Hemings scandal, and explore what lessons that past holds for us today. 

David Dzurec, Ph.D., Chair and Associate Professor of History, The University of Scranton

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Homer's The Iliad and The Odyssey

DATES: Tuesdays, October 23, 30 and November 6, 13, 27 and December 4
TIME:  6:00 to 7:15 p.m. (beverages and light snacks offered)
LOCATION: Weinberg Memorial Library Room 305 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: 

Who was Homer and how do we have his epics? We will review both The Iliad and The Odyssey (Robert Fagles' translations, both available at Amazon or on YouTube), and in the last class, Homer's impact up to today with an emphasis on Carl Jung's psychology. 

Harmar Brereton, M.D.

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To register for programs, contact:    
Alicen Morrison
Schemel Forum Assistant
570-941-6206
alicen.morrison@scranton.edu
For more info on the Schemel Forum, contact:
Sondra Myers
Schemel Forum Director
570-941-4089
sondra.myers@scranton.edu