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Winter 2022-2023 Faculty Seminars

BOLLI offers seminars led by Brandeis faculty members in the summer and winter months. 

Registration is first come, first served. Need help registering? Please contact Carolyn Cross at 781-736-2992 or bolli@brandeis.edu.

All Winter 2022-2023 seminars will take place on Zoom. All times are Eastern Time.

Pricing

Spring/Summer Seasonal Members or Summer/Fall Seasonal Members: $215
Annual Members: $145
General Public: $285
Spring 2022 or Summer 2022 Trial Members: $285

 

Beethoven: Agony and Exaltation 

Discover how Beethoven, against almost insurmountable odds and amidst great personal suffering, eventually rose to become the single most celebrated composer in the Western canon.

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Gil Harel, Professor of Musicology

Monday, January 16- Friday, January 20, 9:30am-12:15pm ET

Please note Monday, January 16 is Martin Luther King, Jr Day. No BOLLI activities will take place except for this seminar.

**The seminar is full. To be added to the wait list, please email bolli@brandeis.edu.**

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The Gap of Time: Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale Retold for a 21st Century Audience

In what Booker prize nominee Jeanette Winterson calls a "cover version" of The Winter's Tale, discover how hedge-fund money, virtual reality, and dangerous liaisons combine to make Winterson's version of the Tale surprisingly relevant and emotionally satisfying.

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Billy Flesch, Professor of English

Monday, February 20 - Friday, February 24, 9:30am-12:15pm ET

Please note Monday, February 20 is Presidents’ Day. No BOLLI activities will take place except for this seminar.

**The seminar is full. To be added to the wait list, please email bolli@brandeis.edu.**

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A Sample of Past Brandeis Faculty Seminars:

Winter 2021

Hag-seed: Shakespeare's The Tempest retold
Billy Flesch, Professor of English at Brandeis

Beethoven's Shadow
Gil Harel, PhD

Summer 2021

Hamnet: A Novel of the Plague 
Billy Flesch, Professor of English at Brandeis

A Night at the Opera
Gil Harel, PhD

Mozart: Man, Myth, Legacy 
Gil Harel, PhD

Winter 2020

A Midsummer's Night Dream
Billy Flesch, Professor of English at Brandeis

The Rise of the Virtuoso
Gil Harel, PhD

Summer 2020

The Great Gatsby
Billy Flesch, Professor of English at Brandeis

The Plot Against America
Billy Flesch, Professor of English at Brandeis

Music in the Theater: From Madama Butterfly to Wicked
Gil Harel, PhD

The Birth of the Musical Baroque: From Vivaldi and Corelli to Handel and Bach
Gil Harel, PhD

Winter 2019/2020

Shakespeare's Coriolanus and Political Tragedy
Billy Flesch, Professor of English at Brandeis

The Music and the Nations: European Legacies 
Gil Harel, PhD

Summer 2019

To Kill a Mockingbird: After Sixty Years

Billy Flesch, Professor of English at Brandeis

Mighty and Immeasurable Beethoven

Gil Harel, PhD.

Winter 2019

Sex, Lies and Literature: Measure for Measure

Billy Flesch, Professor of English at Brandeis

Barber and Beyond: The Poetic Muse in 20th Century American Music

Georgia Luikens, Brandeis Lecturer

Summer 2018

Phil Roth and The Art of the Scam

Billy Flesch, Professor of English at Brandeis

Mozart: The Burden and Gift of Genius

Gil Harel, PhD

Winter 2018:

The First Henry IV play:  Encountering the Great Falstaff

Billy Flesch, Professor of English at Brandeis

The World of Johann Sebastian Bach: Music and Purpose in the Baroque Period

Gil Harel, PhD

Summer 2017:

Bogart at His Best: The Maltese Falcon and Casablanca

Billy Flesch, Professor of English at Brandeis

The Artist as Hero: Music and Society in the European 19th Century

Gil Harel, PhD

Justice in Jewish and Christian Scriptures

Jamie Bryson, Near Eastern & Judaic Studies Instructor

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If I drop out of a Brandeis Faculty Seminar, may I expect a refund or a credit toward a future seminar?

You may request a refund of your seminar fee up until the Thursday before the beginning of the seminar.  After that time, no refunds will normally be available. In extraordinary circumstances, e.g. related to serious illness, please contact the Director at bollidirector@brandeis.edu.

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