Core of the Core: Online for May 2020

This discussion group is intended for alumni who miss the analysis and stimulation of classes like “Poetry and the Human”.

This discussion gshield_logoroup is intended for alumni who miss the analysis and stimulation of classes like Poetry and the Human and the timeless works encountered there. It is a cross between a class and a book club, where members of the group read great compositions and related works and gather together to exchange insights and thoughts.

The group began meeting in March 2018, and read works from the Human Being and Citizen classes in the first two series, starting with The Iliad and ending with Kafka’s “Before the Law."


The readings for the 5/19 gathering are:

  • Langston Hughes: “The negro speaks of rivers”
  • Gwendolyn Brooks: “Boy breaking glass.”
  • Adrienne Rich: “Tonight no poetry will serve”
  • Audre Lorde: “Poetry is not a luxury”
  • Vladimir Mayakovsky: “Love”, “Conversation with a taxman about poetry”, “At the top of my voice”
  • Aime Cesaire: “In the Guise of a Literary Manifesto”, “Keeping Poetry Alive”
  • Slavoj Zizek: “The Poetic Torture-House of Language”
Month/Year Date Readings

June 2020

16th

Potpourri


If you are interested in coming, please contact Bill Funk, AB’93, at wfunk@funklawsite.com for more details on the readings and for any other questions you have.

       

Event Information

ZOOM Meeting information will be provided via email to registrants. 

When:

7:00PM - 8:00PM Tue 19 May 2020 ( Timezone: Eastern )

Where:

ZOOM Meeting information will be provided via email to registrants.

New York, NY 10016 USA

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Look Who's Coming:

Natalia Ginez
  UChicago Alumni Staff
William Funk
Plachikkat Viswanath
Miriam Kanter
Justin Liang
Mary Cho
Christopher Shea
Therese Feng
Peter Manda
Rebecca Cody
... a total of 11 guests.
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Event Contact
William Funk, AB'93
wfunk@funklawsite.com