ONLINE SEMINAR
February 12 | The Wonder Project: On Wandering — Pathways and Pilgrimages

$350.00

In this seminar we take an armchair journey down pathways and trails, on pilgrimages and meanderings, as we consider the physical and philosophical, the geographical and the metaphorical, experiences of wandering. We’ll explore the art of wandering and of wondering, with readings from some of the world’s great walkers including Chaucer, Nietzsche, Thoreau, O’Donohue, Beaumont, Moor, MacFarlane, Solnit, Elkin, and Andrews.

When: Six weekly sessions on Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. Eastern, starting February 12, 2022

Duration: 2 hours per session

Cost: C$350 plus 13% HST (approx. US$275 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

Dr. Wendy O’Brien is a philosopher with over 30 years’ experience teaching in academic and non-academic environments, including Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Wilfrid Laurier University, the University of Waterloo, Harvard, Oxford and the Art Gallery of Ontario. Her work explores subjects including power, violence, the relation to the Other, home, silence, and creativity. She is presently working on a long-term project on the concept of wonder. An active member of the Ontario literary scene, she has been an interviewer for organizations including By the Lake Book Club, the Toronto International Festival of Authors and GritLit, as well as hosting Bourbon and Books book club in both Toronto and Hamilton.

SEMINAR READINGS

Selections from the writings of Chaucer, Nietzsche, Thoreau, O’Donohue, Beaumont, Moor, MacFarlane, Solnit, Elkin, and Andrews. Participants will be provided with links to weekly readings along with questions to guide their reflections and lists of resources to enhance their learning.

We were once a walking, a wandering, creature. Nomadic in nature, we migrated creating pathways, thoroughfares, and trails as we have traversed the earth. Then something happened to us. We settled in and settled down. We became sedentary. We came to sit rather than to journey on foot to the point where we came to traverse the internet rather than the mountains, forests, deserts and tundra around us. What did we gain? And, what did we lose? Specifically, what became of our experience of wonder as we shifted our wandering ways?

In this seminar we take to the literal road and armchair journey down pathways and trails, on pilgrimages and meanderings, as we consider the physical and philosophical, the geographical and the metaphorical, experiences of wandering. Reading from the diaries, letters, books and essays of some of the world’s great walkers including Chaucer, Nietzsche, Thoreau, O’Donohue, Beaumont, Moor, MacFarlane, Solnit, Elkin, and Andrews, we will explore the art of wandering and of wondering.

The Wonder Project: On Wandering — Pathways and Pilgrimages continues the Wonder Project series, following previous seminars On Nature and On Beauty. You do not have to have participated in previous Wonder Project seminars to join On Wandering.

“The world reveals itself to those who travel on foot” — Werner Herzog

 

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

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.

 

Image credit: Camiño de Santiago en Baleira, España, by Xurde Moran, via wikimediacommons

 

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