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Survey of American Literature

Central Oregon–Ann Sargent returns to explore with us the various movements of American literature as they correspond to history. A variety of stories and authors will be featured through readings and discussion. Ms. Sargent plans to present a study of the American Literary Movements, moving from Puritanism all the way through to Modernism, while highlighting how these movements correspond to events in American history. Participants learn to identify signature writing styles and features of each historical movement.

Sargent taught a three-part course about the short story last fall. She is a former college textbook editor and high school English teacher and has been teaching at the community college level for 13 years, currently as a writing instructor at COCC. Sargent’s love is American literature. She taught OLLI program classes at Bradley University in Illinois for three years (from 2005–2008) before moving to Bend.

Registration is required and the course is limited to 25 participants. Watch your e-mail for announcements. Registered members will receive short stories to read prior to the start of the course.

Writing as Discovery

Eugene/Springfield–Join OLLI member George Kaufman in a six-session, once-a-week writing course that begins on April 25.

Writing is a conversation on paper. Our life experiences make us into teachers, students, and observers, all rolled into one. In this course, you will have an opportunity to draw on your history to write from what you know, get in touch with what you feel, and let your words flow without the constant interference of your self critic.

The class will include ways to jumpstart writing when you face a blank page and opportunities to fire up your imagination when it is time to write. There will be opportunities to share what you have written, but only if you choose to share. Some of the elements of writing that will be addressed are metaphor and simile, style, memoir writing, and Haiku. You may wish to read Writing from the Heart by Nancy Aronie or Gabriele Rico’s book, Writing the Natural Way.

Kaufman earned degrees from Columbia University and Yale Law School. He is the author of the book Balancing Life and Work, which was published by the American Bar Association, and is also the author of Accidental Spirituality, a series of intimate stories about finding extraordinary experiences in everyday life. He has taught courses at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, Esalen, New York Open Center, and Pelican Cove International University.

If you are interested in participating in this short course, please contact the OLLI-UO office,
541-346-0697.

Enrollment for this course is limited to 30 participants. 

Register by contacting the OLLIUO/Academic Extension office, 541-346-0697, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., on weekdays.

Three Middle Eastern Families 

 

Three Middle Eastern Families

Eugene/Springfield–This is a three-part short course of films and discussions about three Middle Eastern families. All films are from the Middle East and were written, produced, and directed in these countries. They have won acclaim and awards both in their own countries and in the west:

Wadija-Saudi Arabia, Campfire-Israel, and The Separation-Iran. Each of the three focuses on one family and illustrates how religion affects their daily lives. Each film will be followed by guided discussions and in the final session, the discussion will compare and contrast the three with each other and with western families.

Kitty Meredith has been a member of OLLI-UO for 10 years. She has a BA in psychology and history from The University of Virginia and an MS.in conflict management from George Mason University. Kitty has participated in many OLLI discussion groups and was president of the Governing Council in 2008. She has given talks at OLLI on numerous subjects, with an emphasis on the Middle East.

Writing as Discovery Series 

Writing as Discovery

Join OLLI member George Kaufman in a six-session, weekly writing course.

Writing is conversation with words. Our life experiences have made us into teachers, students, and observers, all rolled into one. In this course, you will have the opportunity to write from what you know, get in touch with what you feel, and let your words flow without the interference of your self critic. The class will include writing exercises, techniques, and assignments for the next session. There will be opportunities to share what you have written, but only if you choose to share. Some of the elements of writing that will be addressed are metaphor and simile, style, memoir writing, and Haiku. You may wish to read Writing from the Heart by Nancy Aronie.

Instructor George Kaufman earned degrees from Columbia University and Yale Law School. He is the author of the book Balancing Life and Work, which was published by the American Bar Association. He has taught courses at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, Esalen, New York Open Center, and Pelican Cove Internal University.

Enrollment for this course is limited to 30 participants. If you are interested in participating in this short course, please contact the OLLI-UO office, 541-346-0697, or register online: http://academicextension.uoregon.edu/course_desc. php?CourseKey=1168416

China: A Cultural Odyssey

3OLLI UO Eugene/Springfield—This month, UO doctoral candidate Qing Ye continues her eight-session course for OLLI-UO. Conducted as a blend of lectures, discussions, and student learning activities, the course will provide a general survey and discussion of Chinese culture and history from ancient times to the present and evaluate a wide variety of interpretations. The class is structured chronologically with themes such as literature and art, philosophy, gender issues, film, music, and China’s interaction with the world.

Part One:
April 5 Urbanization and Fictional Narrative
April 12 Chinese Masculinities and the Male Desire

Part Two:
April 19 Death, Life and Ghosts in Chinese Culture
April 26 Republic China

China: A Cultural Odyssey

OLLI UO Short Course China A Cultural OdysseyOLLI UO Eugene/Springfield—University of Oregon doctoral candidate Qing Ye, will offer an exciting eight-session course to OLLI-UO members. Conducted as a blend of lectures, discussions, and student learning activities, the course will provide a general survey and discussion of Chinese culture and history from ancient times to the present and evaluate a wide variety of interpretations. The class is structured chronologically with themes such as literature and art, philosophy, gender issues, film, music, and China’s interaction with the world.

Four to eight pages of reading materials will be provided for each meeting. To reserve your space in the course, and to sign up to receive the reading materials, please contact the OLLI-UO office: 541-346-0697 or osher@uoregon.edu.

Click here for information on becoming an OLLI UO member.

Writing As DiscoveryEugene/Springfield–Join new OLLI member George Kaufman in a six-session, once-a week writing course starting February 2, at 11:30 a.m.

Writing is conversation with words. Our life experiences have made us into teachers, students and observers, all rolled into one. In this course, you will have the opportunity to write from what you know, get in touch with what you feel, and let your words flow without the interference of your “self critic.”

The class will include writing exercises, techniques, and assignments for the next session. There will be opportunities to share what you have written, but only if you choose to share. Some of the elements of writing that will be addressed are metaphor and simile, style, memoir writing, and Haiku. You may wish to read Writing from the Heart by Nancy Aronic.

Class instructor George Kaufman earned degrees from Columbia University and Yale Law School. He is the author of the book Balancing Life and Work, which was published by the American Bar Association. He has taught courses at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, Esalen, New York Open Center, and Pelican Cove Internal University.

If you are interested in participating in this short course, please sign up in the OLLI-UO office. This course is limited to 25 participants.