African American Detective Fiction Sharpens the Gaze: “Before you can read me you gotta learn how to see me”

Date / Time

  • October 8, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • November 12, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Registration Tuition for this course is $200 Rosenbach members receive a 10% discount on tuition. If you have questions about discounted tuition please call (215) 732-1600 x 138 or email [email protected] Not a member? We invite you to join upon registration. Click here for more information about membership. Before the first meeting, the Rosenbach will send the Zoom link for course (more…)

Virtual Course | Poetry and Pandemic: New Readings of Chaucer

Date / Time

  • October 9, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • October 23, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • November 13, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Geoffrey Chaucer survived the great pandemic of 1348 when he was about five years old, saw plague return every ten years, and likely died of it in 1400. Giovanni Boccaccio, from whom Chaucer borrowed most, lived through the 1348 pandemic– which killed half the population of Florence, including his father (a sanitation official). Boccaccio’s Decameron, which opens with the most famous description of the plague, is actually extraordinarily positive: poets and writers may help regenerate human society, it suggests, through powers of art, and through laughter.

Course | Read the Blood of Dracula: “A Fragment” by Lord Byron and The Vampyre by John Polidori

Date / Time

  • October 13, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Registration Tuition for this course is $25 per session Rosenbach members receive a 10% discount on tuition. If you have questions about discounted tuition please call (215) 732-1600 x 138 or email [email protected] Not a member? We invite you to join upon registration. Click here for more information about membership. This course is limited to participants who are 17 years of (more…)

Black Women Writing: Short Stories

Date / Time

  • October 14, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This course will explore the work of five Black women writers from the 19th century to the present-day who have made the short story form their own.

Virtual Course | Learning Ulysses Online

Date / Time

  • October 15, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • November 19, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • December 17, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Students in this class will work together to gain a deeper understanding of and appreciation for the life and central literary achievements of James Joyce focusing on his best-known work ULYSSES (pub. 1922).

Hogwarts at Home: Harry Potter and the Socially Distant Online Course

Date / Time

  • October 21, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • November 18, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • December 16, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • January 27, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • February 17, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Finally. Your owl has arrived. Beginning this summer, The Rosenbach is using Zoom as a portal to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and the magical world it serves. We’ll meet online every month to discuss J.K. Rowling’s entire Harry Potter series.

Virtual Course | Stage to Screen: Great Films from Great Plays

Date / Time

  • November 5, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • December 3, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • January 7, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • February 4, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

At a time when many of us are desperately missing theater, let’s explore four famous American plays that have been adapted for the screen; we’ll all read the play scripts and then watch the movies privately; we’ll then get together (so to speak) to discuss them–both as an interpretation of the play and as an adaptation, noting the various cinematic techniques that create meaning.

Course | Read the Blood of Dracula: “The Mysterious Stranger”

Date / Time

  • November 10, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Registration Tuition for this course is $25 per session Rosenbach members receive a 10% discount on tuition. If you have questions about discounted tuition please call (215) 732-1600 x 138 or email [email protected] Not a member? We invite you to join upon registration. Click here for more information about membership. This course is limited to participants who are 17 years of (more…)

Course | Read the Blood of Dracula: Carmilla by J Sheridan Le Fanu

Date / Time

  • December 8, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Registration Tuition for this course is $25 per session Rosenbach members receive a 10% discount on tuition. If you have questions about discounted tuition please call (215) 732-1600 x 138 or email [email protected] Not a member? We invite you to join upon registration. Click here for more information about membership. This course is limited to participants who are 17 years of (more…)