ONLINE SEMINAR
December 5 | The Ethics of Memory: Two Novels of Ishiguro

C$ 175.00

Are we responsible for what we remember? Can we be held accountable for what we forget? When and how do we keep up our memories? What responsibilities do we have to remember for others? And what of the stories we tell others based on our renderings of the past?

In this seminar we consider these questions as we bring to Classical Pursuits the works of Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro. Exploring his conception of memory and the ethics of storytelling, we undertake a close reading of two of his greatest novels, The Remains of the Day and An Artist of The Floating World.

When: Three weekly sessions on Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. Eastern, starting December 5, 2020

Duration: 2 hours per session

Cost: C$175 plus 13% HST (approx. US$135 plus 13% HST)

Group Size: 12-participant limit

How: We will be using Zoom online meeting software; you will receive instructions on how to download Zoom free after registration. For your privacy, all our Zoom seminars are password-protected and are never recorded.

The seminar will be read-as-you-go. All online seminar payments are nonrefundable.

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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.

BOOKS

The Remains of the Day, by Kazuo Ishiguro
(Vintage International, 1990)
ISBN-13: 978-0679731726

An Artist of the Floating World, by Kazuo Ishiguro
(Vintage International, 1989)
ISBN-13: 978-0679722663

We encourage you to support local bookstores or other independent sellers. In the US, try Bookshop.org. In Canada, try McNally Robinson or Indigo.

Are we responsible for what we remember? Can we be held accountable for what we forget? When and how do we keep up our memories? What responsibilities do we have to remember for others? And what of the stories we tell others based on our renderings of the past?

In this seminar we consider these questions as we bring to Classical Pursuits for the first time the works of Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro. Exploring his conception of memory and the ethics of storytelling, we undertake a close reading of two of his greatest novels, The Remains of the Day and An Artist of The Floating World.

The seminar will be read-as-you-go.

All online seminar payments are nonrefundable.

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