From George Washington’s earliest known letter (he was just 17!) to a meticulously folded page containing a scientiﬁc observation made by Thomas Jefferson while he was walking outside on a misty day, this tour offers an intimate view of the Founding Fathers’ writings to family, friends, colleagues, and even themselves. A rare opportunity to know our nation’s icons as real people: fathers, spurned lovers, jealous politicians, intellectuals, and, of course, revolutionaries. Washington, Jefferson, Adams, and Franklin form the core of the tour.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The Ulysses Reading Group is a fun and painless way to read (and ﬁnish!) James Joyce’s masterpiece. Led by Melanie Micir, consulting curator of Exiles Among Expats: James Joyce in Paris, this nine-session course incorporates a chapter-by-chapter discussion of the text, with detours into Joyce’s personal life and artistic method. We will also explore Joyce’s engagement with the literary movement of high modernism and some of its key representatives. Special class sessions are dedicated to using objects from the Rosenbach’s Joyce collection, including the Ulysses manuscript, to tell the story of how Joyce wrote the novel.
This reading group was offered in 2011-.Click here to learn about currently offered reading groups.