DracChat (Members-Only Program)

Date / Time

  • October 26, 2020 - November 2, 2020
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • November 2, 2020
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Rosenbach members get exclusive access to the Monday DracChat, a new post-episode program every week after Sundays with Dracula. Join host Edward G. Pettit as he answers live questions about the show from the night before. REGISTER Not a member yet? Contact development coordinator, Gwendolyn Donahue, at [email protected] and receive an exclusive $25 discount (regularly (more…)

Virtual Program | Sundays with Dracula

Date / Time

  • November 1, 2020
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • November 8, 2020
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Every Sunday for 27 weeks, we’ll be having a live virtual conversation about Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula and highlight one chapter per week. The novel begins on May 3 and ends 27 weeks later on November 6. Join us for one program or all 27! Joining Edward G. Pettit of The Rosenbach will be a revolving (more…)

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…)

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

Date / Time

  • 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

  • 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.

Virtual Course | Fond Parents (& Favourite Children): Names and Family in Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield

Date / Time

  • November 17, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • December 15, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • January 19, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • February 16, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • March 16, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Copperfield is variously called Davy, Trotwood, Brooks of Sheffield, Mas’r Davy, Master Murdstone, Master Copperfield, Daisy, Mister Copperfield, Trotwood, Mr Copperfull and Doady – a different name for every familial situation. Only by writing his own account can he become David Copperfield. We will consider this great novel from the point of view of the fond parent and the favourite child, always bearing in mind that DC’s initials are a reversal of CD’s.

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

Date / Time

  • 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 | Learning Ulysses Online

Date / Time

  • 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).