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James Baldwin: Speaking to US at 100

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American writer James Baldwin (1924-1987) may be best known as an activist and essayist, but he was also a groundbreaking writer of novels and short stories. While he was born 100 years ago, his voice sounds fresh, urgent, and relevant to our evolving understanding of what it means to be American. We will read two of Baldwin’s novels, Go Tell It on the Mountain and Giovanni’s Room, in which he explores race, religion, and sexuality. We will analyze Baldwin’s unique voice and talent as a writer. Together we will discuss the ways Baldwin uses his fiction to help us understand what connects us as human beings, despite our differences. Participants should be willing to read and engage with complex texts addressing challenging subjects. Required textbooks (all by James Baldwin): Go Tell It on the Mountain (1952), ISBN: 978-0375701870 and Giovanni's Room (1956), ISBN: 978- 0141032948
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Class Details

6 Session(s)
Weekly - Thu

NA - Online

Catherine Frank 



Please read:  This course is a part of the Osher Online program and will take place virtually. To participate, you will need a computer or device with an internet connection and an email address. After registering, you will receive an email from Osher Online containing a link to their website and your login credentials for your Osher Online account, which will be used to access these classes. Additionally, a virtual pre-class orientation will take place on June 27 at 1 PM, where you will receive helpful information on how to access your class. Registration closes on June 21.



Registration Closes On
Friday, June 21, 2024 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
7/11/2024 - 8/15/2024 Weekly - Thu 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM N/A - Online Catherine Frank