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Winter 2021-2022 Faculty Seminars

BOLLI offers seminars led by Brandeis faculty members in the summer and winter months. To view a full schedule of winter programs available to BOLLI members, please click here.

Registration is first come, first served. Need help registering? Please contact Nicole Grant at 781-736-2992 or nicolegrant@brandeis.edu.

All Winter 2021/2022 seminars will take place on Zoom. All times are Eastern Time.


Fall/Winter Seasonal Members or Winter/Spring Seasonal Members: $215
Annual Members: $145
General Public: $285
Fall 2021 or Winter 2021/2022 Trial Members: $285

To read more about BOLLI seminar pricing, please click here.

Beethoven's Shadow









Gil Harel, Professor of Musicology

For more information, click here. 

Monday, January 17 - Friday, January 21, 9:30am-12:15pm 

This seminar is full. To be put on the waitlist please contact Nicole Grant at nicolegrant@brandeis.edu


 Hag-Seed: Shakespeare’s The Tempest Retold 









Billy Flesch, Professor of English

For more information, click here.

Section 1: Monday, January 24 - Friday, January 28, 9:30am-12:15pm  

Section 2: Monday, January 31 - Friday, February 4, 9:30am-12:15pm  

To register for Section 1, click here. To register for Section 2, click here.

*If you are already a member, please use your personalized link (found in your email on November 15) to receive the discounted price.


A Sample of Past Brandeis Faculty Seminars:

Summer 2021

Hamnet: A Novel of the Plague with Billy Flesch
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, Ph.D.

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, Ph.d.

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, Ph.d.

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, Ph.d.

Justice in Jewish and Christian Scriptures

Jamie Bryson, Near Eastern & Judaic Studies Instructor


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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