Wandering Through Centuries: A Three Session Course

7/9/2023 – 7/23/2023
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

The Venue

The Jefferson Market Library is offering a captivating three-session course titled “Wandering Through Centuries.” The course will explore the theme of wandering in literature and art, from the 17th century to the present day, encompassing various perspectives such as the flâneur, wanderer, and stroller. Participants will delve into works by renowned authors and artists, including Rimbaud, Zadie Smith, Sophie Calle, and Christophe Honoré, among others.

The course will consist of close readings of excerpts, visual clips, and images to facilitate a deeper understanding of wandering as a means of self-discovery, artistic expression, social commentary, and existential exploration. The sessions will also analyze the representation of wanderers from different periods, including immigrants and minorities who were historically prevented from wandering.

The course will be held on three consecutive Sundays: July 9, 16, and 23, from 1:30 to 3 PM. Registration is required and opens on Monday, June 12, 2023, at 10:00 AM. Participants are encouraged to attend all three sessions to fully engage with the material. Readings for each class will be provided and can be picked up at the circulation desk of the Jefferson Market Library.

The sessions will take place in person at the Jefferson Market Library, offering an immersive and enriching experience. The course will be facilitated by Nadia Bongo, a knowledgeable professor with a Ph.D. in French Language and Literature, who brings her expertise and passion for the subject matter. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to explore the concept of wandering through the centuries and its profound impact on literature and art.

• Sunday, July 9, 2023, 1:30 – 3 PM
• Sunday, July 16, 2023, 1:30 – 3 PM
• Sunday, July 23, 2023, 1:30 – 3 PM

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