Courses

The Vampire in Literature and Culture

THREE MONDAYS, NOON – 1:30 P.M., OCTOBER 21, 28, AND NOVEMBER 4 | MENIL COLLECTION, 1515 SUL ROSS

OCTOBER 21: THE SLAVIC UN-DEAD AND THE WICKED VAMPIRE
The first session will examine the vampire in the history and cultures of Russia, the Balkans, and Central and Eastern Europe.

OCTOBER 28: ROMANTICISM’S VAMPIRES, FROM ABOMINATION TO LOVER
The vampire will be our guide through the Orientalist fantasies of Coleridge and Byron and the haunting prose of Karamzin and Gogol.

NOVEMBER 4: CULTIVATING DECADENCE IN BRAM STOKER AND THE VICTORIAN VAMPIRE
Published in 1897, Bram Stoker’s Dracula offers a revealing index of Victorian England from Dandyism to Darwinism, from xenophobia to feminism, from Jack the Ripper's murders to John Ruskin’s art theory.

Tom Garza is an associate professor of Slavic languages and literature and the director of the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at the University of Texas, Austin. Elizabeth Richmond-Garza is an asssociate professor of English and comparative literature at the University of Texas, Austin and the director of the graduate program in comparative literature.

Suggested reading: Dracula by Bram Stoker, the first and most chilling portrait of a vampire.

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Going Baroque!
Thursday, January 18, 7:30–9:00 p.m. | Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Boulevard at Greenbriar. Parking information distributed to subscribers.

 

An Intimate Concert of Modern and Contemporary Music of Mexico
Tuesday, January 23, 6:30-8:00 P.M.
Private home. Address to subscribers.
 

Comida en la Cuidad
Tuesday, February 6, noon | Caracol Restaurant, 2200 Post Oak Boulevard, 77056
PLEASE NOTE: COMIDA EN LA CUIDAD IS FULLY SUBSCRIBED.

 

Modern Architecture in Mexico City
Tuesday, February 20, 12:00-1:30 P.M. | Moody Center for the Arts, Rice University

 

Thomas Jefferson: The Essential Democrat
Three Wednesdays, February 21, 28 and March 7, 6:30-8:00 P.M. | Covenant Church, 4949 Caroline, 77004

 

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