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Brave New Worlds? The Age of Exploration Sold Out
Thursdays, 5:45 - 7:45 pm
June 6 - August 1 (class will not meet July 4)

This seminar investigates how Europe's "age of exploration" spurred new examinations of the human condition. Through Thomas More's Utopia, Michel de Montaigne's "On Cannibals," William Shakespeare's The Tempest, and Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels, and contextualized with the Newberry's extensive collections on early modern exploration, we will grapple with the deep ambivalence all these works reveal about the simultaneously "savage" and "civilized" aspects of humanity apparent in worlds both "new" and "old." Eight sessions, $190.

Stuart Patterson regularly teaches all the works in this course as Associate Professor of Liberal Arts at Shimer College in Chicago.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 6/6/2013 and ending 8/1/2013 at 5:45PM
Attendees: 1 $ 190.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 171.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 171.00 ea.