New York in the Twentieth-Century Novel

Five Wednesdays, Noon - 1:30 p.m., September 19, October 3, 17, and 31, November 7 | River Oaks Bank, Second Floor, 2001 Kirby at San Felipe

Terrence Doody, Professor of English at Rice University, will interpret the depictions of New York in The Age of Innocence, The Great Gatsby, Manhattan Transfer, Mr. Sammler's Planet, and Jazz. We will discuss issues raised by these novels - America's relations with Europe, the changing role of women, questions of race, and the nature of community within the city.



Registration for fall 2018 is ongoing. You may register online, by mail, or by phone with a credit card. 


If you are interested in traveling to Virginia in the spring of 2019, please call the registrar at 713.666.9000 to place your name on a list. Please see Terms and Conditions for "travel list" policy. 


Please note a date in the Mid-term Elections course has changed from that published in the brochure. The course will meet the first two Mondays, October 29 and November 5 as planned, but will meet Tuesday, November 13 instead of Monday, November 12. 


Also note Art Underground: Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern on Wednesday, November 14 is FULLY SUBSCRIBED. A second session has been added and will meet Monday, November 12 from 2:00-3:30 P.M. Registrations are being accepted for November 12. You may register online, or by phone.


Who Gets to Vote: Challenges for the 2020 Elections?
Speaker: Dale Ho, director of the American Civil Liberties Union Voter Rights Project
Monday, November 19, 6:30-8:00 P.M.
Location to be announced


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