ONLINE SEMINAR
October 8 | Crime and Punishment

$350.00

It is one of the world’s greatest novels – one the world’s greatest detective stories. And one of its most unique. For this novel is not a “whodunit” but a “whydunit.” Turning the drama inward, it seeks to discover not the person who committed the crime but the motive for its commission. In this seminar we undertake a close reading of Dostoyevsky’s masterpiece evaluating the theories of motivation it examines, considering the question of guilt and reflecting on the possibility of redemption.

When: Six weekly sessions on Saturdays at 1 p.m. Eastern, starting October 8, 2022

Duration: 2 hours per session

Cost: C$350 plus 13% HST (approx. US$278 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.

Seminar payments are nonrefundable. Discount codes must be used at the time of purchase.

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LEADER

Dr. Wendy O’Brien is a philosopher with over 35 years’ experience teaching in academic and non-academic environments, including at Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Wilfrid Laurier University, Harvard, Oxford and the Art Gallery of Ontario. She’s conducted many seminars and webinars for Classical Pursuits and Worldwide Quest, both online and in-person. Committed to the study and practice of interdisciplinarity, she’s has explored the philosophical questions raised in literature and painting. Recent explorations of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, Proust’s In Search of Lost Time, the writings of the existentialist, as well as her interest in portraiture, inspired a return to the study of one of her favourite novels, Crime and Punishment.

BOOK


Crime and Punishment:Pevear & Volokhonsky Translation
by Fyodor Dostoevsky
(Vintage Classics, 1993)
ISBN-13: 978-0679734505

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Participants will be provided with links to images and relevant resources upon registration. Weekly questions will be provided to guide viewing of the artworks and to navigate online resources

It is one of the world’s greatest novels – one the world’s greatest detective stories. And one of its most unique. For this novel is not a “whodunit” but a “whydunit.” Turning the drama inward, it seeks to discover not the person who committed the crime but the motive for its commission. In this seminar we undertake a close reading of Dostoyevsky’s masterpiece evaluating the theories of motivation it examines, considering the question of guilt and reflecting on the possibility of redemption.

““Why am I going there now? Am I capable of that? Is that serious? It is not serious at all…It’s simply a fantasy to amuse myself; a plaything! Yes, maybe it is a plaything.”

Participants will be provided with weekly questions as well as links to relevant online resources to help enhance their reading of this text.

Online seminar payments are nonrefundable. Discount codes must be used at the time of purchase.

All seminars are subject to a minimum enrollment of 7 participants. See full terms and conditions for Classical Pursuits online seminars. By registering for a seminar, you agree to abide by our code of conduct.

Classical Pursuits will record this seminar, and make each session privately available to registered participants for up to two weeks after that session.

 

 

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