ONLINE SEMINAR
December 5 | Washington Square

$195.00

“When he writes that Mrs. Montgomery ‘was in a state of extreme moral concentration’ we are in a world that could only belong to Henry James,” suggests Arthur Phillips in his introduction to James’s novel. It’s a world where speech and observation, sound and silence, action and thought intertwine in ever-shifting patterns. By paying careful attention to these patterns, we will gain an appreciation for the depth of James’s psychological insights into human pride and casual cruelty. We’ll examine in particular the relationships between Catherine Sloper; her father Dr. Austin Sloper, who has forbidden her to marry her first true suitor; and Catherine’s aunt Lavinia.  If you have not read much Henry James, this short and straightforward novel is a great place to start.

When: Three weekly sessions on Sundays at 5 p.m. Eastern, starting December 5, 2021

Duration: 2 hours per session

Cost: C$195 plus 13% HST (approx. US$154 plus 13% HST)

Group Size: 12-participant limit

How: We meet on Zoom; you will receive joining instructions approx. 3 weeks before the seminar start date. For your privacy, all our Zoom seminars are password-protected and are never recorded. See full conditions at the bottom of this page.

All seminar payments are nonrefundable. All discount codes must be used at time of purchase. If you would like to apply your Toronto Pursuits 2020 deposit to this seminar, please contact us.

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Description

LEADER

Melanie Blake is the executive director of Classical Pursuits. She disagrees with James that his novel is an “unhappy accident” and appreciates this story of a young women caught between two New Yorks. She has a BA in English from Fordham University, with a minor in French language and literature from Fordham and the Université de Montpellier, and an MA in literary linguistics from the University of Nottingham.

BOOK

Washington Square, by Henry James
(Everyman’s Library/Knopf, 2013)
ISBN-13 : 978-0307961426

This edition is recommended but not required.

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“When he writes that Mrs. Montgomery ‘was in a state of extreme moral concentration’ we are in a world that could only belong to Henry James,” suggests Arthur Phillips in his introduction to James’s novel. It’s a world where speech and observation, sound and silence, action and thought intertwine in ever-shifting patterns. By paying careful attention to these patterns, we will gain an appreciation for the depth of James’s psychological insights into human pride and casual cruelty. We’ll examine in particular the relationships between Catherine Sloper; her father Dr. Austin Sloper, who has forbidden her to marry her first true suitor; and Catherine’s aunt Lavinia. If you have not read much Henry James, this short and straightforward novel is a great place to start.

All online seminar payments are nonrefundable. All discount codes must be used at the time of purchase; no retroactive discounts will be issued.

All seminars are subject to minimum enrollment of 7 participants. Click the link for full terms and conditions for Classical Pursuits online seminars.

Classical Pursuits does not record seminars. By participating in any seminar, registrants agree not to make their own seminar recordings and to abide by the Classical Pursuits code of conduct.

 

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