Literature Classes in NYC, New York

Apply Filters

Common Time Filters

Weeknights
Weekends

Days of the Week
What days are you free to take a class?

Class Times
What time are you able to take a class?

Class Schedule
When are you looking for a class?

Currently viewing classes from to

Where do you want to take your class?

Skill Level

Duration

Age

How many seats do you want?

Searching

Literature Classes Coming up in New York

1 classes have spots left

Gothic Feminism: Repression, Transgression, and Range

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Brooklyn 68 Jay St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Madwomen, ghosts, witches, monsters—the gothic genre has long been a vehicle for representing female characters deemed too transgressive for inclusion in “respectable” fiction. Indeed, much of what makes the gothic dark and mysterious, what inspires dread, is how it reckons with thwarted female autonomy, repressed desire, and past injustice....

Tuesday Sep 14th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

221 literature classes that have ended
Add to your wish list to find out about new dates

American Populism

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Online, New York, New York 00000

American Populism: History, Democracy, and Agrarian Revolt In recent decades, populism in the U.S. has most visibly been a right-wing phenomenon—from Pat Buchanan to the Tea Party to Trump—often overlapping politically with plutocracy and white nationalism. However, the largest populist movement in American history, the People’s Party of...

No upcoming schedules
$315

4 sessions

Be first to know about new literature classes

Add this topic and we'll let you know about new classes, trending topics and last minute discounts

Follow

Madness: Society and the Psyche

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Online, New York, New York 00000

From the start, Western philosophy, literature, and medicine have been preoccupied—and haunted—with the figure of the mad and the idea of madness. What lies at the root of seemingly strange irruptions of emotion, speech, and erratic behavior? Do they arise by happenstance, or are they symptoms of disturbances in the body, the mind, the psyche,...

No upcoming schedules
$315

4 sessions

Philosophy & Deconstruction: An Introduction to Derrida

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Online, New York, New York 00000

The arrival of Jacques Derrida’s work lit the American intellectual landscape ablaze. For many American academics and critics in the 1970s and thereafter, the charismatic Algerian-born Derrida was the face of “French Theory,” and virtually synonymous with postmodernism itself. With his enigmatic prose and seemingly esoteric approach to language,...

No upcoming schedules
$315

4 sessions

Culture, Feeling, and Capital

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Online, New York, New York 00000

Culture, Feeling, and Capital: An Introduction to Raymond Williams Activist, critic, and key figure in the development of cultural studies, Raymond Williams was among the most influential radical intellectuals of the 20th century. The concepts and approaches he developed or helped to popularize—“structures of feeling,” “cultural materialism,”...

No upcoming schedules
$315

4 sessions

CourseHorse Gift Card

Thousands of classes. No expiration. You choose the $ amount. Select a category or let the recipient pick.

Buy a Gift Card

Reading Shakespeare with James Shapiro

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Join James Shapiro, the Larry Miller Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, for a seminar on Shakespeare’s long narrative poems: “Venus and Adonis” and “The Rape of Lucrece,” both of which he composed during a plague outbreak in June 1592, when the theatres were closed for nearly six months, and “A Lover’s...

No upcoming schedules
$100

State, Power, and Democratic Socialism

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Online, New York, New York 00000

State, Power, and Democratic Socialism: an Introduction to Nicos Poulantzas “One thing is certain, socialism will be democratic or it will not be at all.” So wrote the Greek Marxist and theoretician Nicos Poulantzas, just a year before his untimely death. Poulantzas’s work, newly rediscovered by sections of the U.S. left, constitutes a highly...

No upcoming schedules
$315

4 sessions

Hannah Arendt: The Human Condition

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Brooklyn 68 Jay St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

What does it mean to be human in the world today? Hannah Arendt’s The Human Condition (1958) is a provocative treatise on what it means to live on earth and share the world in common. Her study, originally intended to be titled Amor Mundi (Love of the World), investigates the central activities of human life—labor, work, action—and their corresponding...

No upcoming schedules
$315

4 sessions

Silvia Federici: Women, Capitalism, and the Body

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Online, New York, New York 00000

The infamous witch-hunts of the 16th and 17th centuries were, as Silvia Federici puts it, “one of the most monstrous attacks on the body perpetrated in the modern era.” Persecuted as witches, and murdered in the tens of thousands, were heretics, healers, slaves, disobedient wives, and women who dared to live alone. For Federici, the Marxist-feminist...

No upcoming schedules
$315

4 sessions

Memoirs: Jewish Authors on Identity, Culture, Language

at 92nd Street Y - Online Online Classroom, New York, New York 00000

Memoirists write their personal stories in a way that appeals to the emotions and experiences of their readers. Jewish memoirists Esther Amini, Angela Himsel, and Ilan Stavans will sit down with author Marcia Butler to talk about how they use the memoir format to express their identity and history.

No upcoming schedules
$25

Taking a class with friends or coworkers?

Explore private event options.

Learn More »

Feminist Science Fiction

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Morningside Heights 3009 Broadway, New York, New York 10027

The world is not usually imagined for the benefit of women. What can feminist science fiction tell us about these oppressive arrangements and how the world might be otherwise? What makes a work of science fiction feminist? From utopia to dystopia, satire to space opera, in what ways does science fiction hold up a mirror to difficult realties?...

No upcoming schedules
$315

4 sessions

Myth, Punishment & the Rising Waters: Reading the Flood

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Online Online, New York, New York 00000

The biblical story of the Flood permeates the popular imagination. The plot is certainly familiar— an entire world submerged in water, pairs of animals marching onto the ark, eventual redemption—but our ability to realize the power of this story is often hampered by assumptions about its history or its primitive character. Yet, far from a single...

No upcoming schedules
$315

4 sessions

Reading Dostoevsky's The Idiot with Liza Knapp

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

In writing The Idiot,a novel dear to his own heart, Dostoevsky set about to depict a truly good man. As he asks whether goodness can survive in the world and/or a novel, Dostoevsky also addresses traditional assumptions about marriage, family life, the “woman question,” Russian identity, health, sickness, love and death. To celebrate the 150th...

No upcoming schedules
$400

4 sessions

Best of World Literature

at 92nd Street Y - Online Online Classroom, New York, New York 00000

Enjoy the stunning work of these authors from around the world. Please read Natalia Ginzburg’s Happiness, as Such for the first class, Kobo Abe’s The Woman in the Dunes for the second, the first half of Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook for the third, the second half of Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook for the fourth, and Anna Burns’...

No upcoming schedules
$175

5 sessions

Shakespeare with Leo Schaff - The Winter’s Tale

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Join charismatic actor and teacher Leo Schaff as he breathes life into Shakespeare’s words, acting out portions of the play and offering illuminating insights into the Bard’s language, plot lines, historical context and eternal relevance, all with a generous sense of humor. The Tempest - January 8 The magic hand of Prospero guides us through...

No upcoming schedules
$224

7 sessions

Reset all filters.

No results found

Try removing some filters.