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Summer 2021 Lecture Series

During the summer and winter terms, BOLLI offers its members complimentary lecture series led by distinguished scholar-teachers.

Summer Trial Members may attend one of the 5 day lectures marked with an asterisk. 

All Summer 2021 lectures will take place on Zoom. All times are Eastern Time. 

 

Hamlet: The Beginning of Modern Literature with Billy Flesch*

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Monday, June 7, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Tuesday, June 8, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Wednesday, June 9, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Thursday, June 10, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Friday, June 11, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Please read any edition of Hamlet to prepare for the lectures. Billy recommends the Folger Shakespeare Library edition, edited by Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine.

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Art History at the Museum: Five Virtual Museum Tours for the BOLLI Community with Ruth Ezra

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Tuesdays, June 15, 22 and 29, and July 6 and 13

3:00-4:30pm

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The Language of Western Music: A Listener's Guide with Gil Harel*

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Monday, June 28, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Tuesday, June 29, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Wednesday, June 30, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Thursday, July 1, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Friday, July 2, 10:30am - 12:00pm

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Broadway and the Evolution of the American Musical with Gil Harel*

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Monday, August 2, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Tuesday, August 3, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Wednesday, August 4, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Thursday, August 5, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Friday, August 6, 10:30am - 12:00pm

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China in the 21st Century: Problems and Prospects with Scott McKnight

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Wednesdays, July 7, 14, 21, 28 and August 4

10:30am-12:00pm

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Religion in a Secular Age: Cinematic Perspectives with Jacob Meskin

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Wednesdays, August 4, 11, 18, 25 and September 1

3:00pm-4:30pm

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The Question of Fascism and the Perils of Historical Analogy with Jan Burzlaff

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Thursdays July 8, 15, 22, and 29

10:30am-12:15pm

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