Radical Self-care in an Era of Activism: A Virtual Salon Inspired by the Harlem Renaissance

Date / Time

  • February 11, 2021
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join chef Jena Harris and Professor Pysche Williams-Forson for an evening of self-care grounded in the salon-style traditions of the Harlem Renaissance. Chef Jena will use accessible ingredients in a live demonstration and welcome participants to make and enjoy sustaining food and drink using recipes shared in advance. Throughout the event, we will discuss and learn more from Professor Williams-Forson about how the contributions of authors, artists, and activists to American art and politics have built movements which center radical self-love.

Virtual Course | Ulysses

Date / Time

  • February 15, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • March 15, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • April 12, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • May 10, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • June 7, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Registration Tuition for this course is $250 Rosenbach members (including the Dracula Club) 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. Description Studying Ulysses in five (more…)

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

Date / Time

  • 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.

Virtual Course | Read the Blood of Dracula

Date / Time

  • February 22, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • March 22, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • April 19, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • May 24, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Registration Tuition for this course is $35 per session, $140 for all four sessions. 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 (more…)

Virtual Course | Read the Blood of Dracula: “Dracula’s Guest” by Bram Stoker

Date / Time

  • February 22, 2021
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Registration Tuition for this course is $35 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 Writers, the Jazz Age, and the Harlem Renaissance at The Rosenbach | Virtual Behind the Bookcase Tour

Date / Time

  • February 25, 2021
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Harlem Renaissance is the fulcrum for this look “behind the bookcase” at great Black writers. Beginning with Paul Laurence Dunbar, the first acclaimed Black poet after Emancipation, we’ll spend the bulk of our time with letters and first editions of poet Langston Hughes and philosopher Alain LeRoy Locke-including the keystone work of the Harlem Renaissance, Locke’s The New Negro.

Frankenfilms: Mary Shelley’s Novel at the Movies

Date / Time

  • March 3, 2021
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Sundays with Frankenstein hosts Edward G. Pettit and Dan Hodge for a conversation about the history of film adaptations of Mary Shelley’s novel. From Thomas Edison’s silent short film to the Universal and Hammer Horror films to contemporary adaptations, Frankenstein has haunted movies since the creation of film.  We’ll talk about some of our (more…)