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Pop Art Series
Andy Warhol's Contemporaries
A lecture by Cynthia Fowler
Thursday, April 10, 7:00 p.m.

$15; $10 members; free for students with ID
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Although Warhol is the best known among Pop artists, others are equally interesting. We will explore works by Warhol's contemporaries, including Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, and James Rosenquist.

What about women Pop artists? Art historians have recently begun to identify and research the women of Pop. This leture will include a discussion of their work as well, including Chryssa, Rosalyn Drexler and Faith Ringgold.

Cynthia Fowler currently serves as Chair of the Department of Art and an Associate Professor of Art at Emmanuel College. Her area of specialty is American art from the first half of the 20th century. Her scholarship focuses on American women artists and craft production from this time period. She has also written on American Indian art and the relationship between American modernist art and Catholicism.


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The Great Novellas
Course instructed by Theo Theoharis
6 Saturdays beginning March 29, 2014
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

$175 / $155 members
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The novella is a challenging form, combining the scope of the novel and the concision of the short story.  We will read and discuss six of the masterpieces of the form from the 19th and 20th centuries:  Benito Cerino by Herman Melville, The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy,  A Diamond as Big as the Ritz by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Miss Lonely Hearts by Nathaniel West, Moon Lake by Eudora Welty, and The Ballad of the Sad Cafe by Carson McCullers.

Theo Theoharis has lectured widely on American and European literature both in the United States and abroad. He is author of James Joyce's Ulysses: An Anatomy of the Soul and Ibsen's Drama: Right Action and Tragic Joy, as well as the translator of Before They Could Change Them: The Complete Poems of Constantine P. Cavafy. He has received teaching awards from UC Berkeley, MIT and Harvard. He has taught courses on the epic, tragedy, and modern fiction at Harvard for the last 25 years. His most recent course being " Satire and Resistance in the American Novel: Huckleberry Finn and Catch-22."

 

Theo Theoharis

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