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SPRING INTERGENERATIONAL SEMINARS AT BARD COLLEGE BEGIN IN APRIL Topics include "Writing Out Illness," "Culpability, Repentance, and Expiation," "High Technology Replaces Democracy with Plutocracy," and "The Ancient Roman Catholic Tridentine or Latin

Emily Darrow

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—The Continuing Studies Program at Bard College will offer four spring Intergenerational Seminars during the month of April. These evening seminars, one per week for three weeks, provide a chance for Hudson Valley residents and Bard undergraduates to study together and exchange ideas and experiences. Pre-registration and payment of a $25.00 registration fee is necessary, call the Continuing Studies Program at 914-758-7508 for further information.

On Monday, April 10, 17, and 24, at 7:00 p.m., Bob Seder will lead the "Writers' Workshop: Writing Out Illness." Seder, who teaches in the CSP program, is the author of To the Marrow, an account of how he survived a bone marrow transplant. For those who have wanted to write about their own or another's illness this workshop will offer techniques to start and to sustain writing. It will also be a respectful forum in which to share one's writing. The workshop welcomes both experienced and beginning writers.

On Tuesday, April 11, 18, and 25, at 7:00 p.m., Justus Rosenberg will lead "Culpability, Repentance, and Expiation." Rosenberg, professor of Languages and Literature at Bard College and visiting professor of the Humanities at the New School University, will offer an in-depth examination of the political and theological background of some controversial actions of the Roman Catholic Church. These include the reasons that led to the Crusades, Inquisition, discrimination against women, the forced conversion of native peoples in Africa and Latin America, and the ambiguous role of the Vatican during the Nazi genocide.

On Wednesday, April 12, 19, and 26, at 7:00 p.m., Kurt Flexner, professor emeritus of economics at the University of Memphis and author of The Enlightened Society: The Economy with a Human Face, will lead "High Technology Replaces Democracy with Plutocracy." This seminar will explore how global corporations replace capitalism and socialism; work and culture in the age of high technology and how to prepare for it; and a new role for the people, the government, and the corporations.

On Thursday, April 13, 20, and 27, at 7:00 p.m., Luis Perez who teaches classical Egyptian hieroglyphics for CSP as well as other less commonly taught languages, will lead a seminar on "The Ancient Roman Catholic Tridentine or Latin Mass." Perez will review the language, ritual, and liturgy of the Latin Mass. Knowledge of Latin grammar and vocabulary is not necessary.

For further information and to register for the seminars, call the Continuing Studies Program at 914-758-7508.

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This event was last updated on 03-02-2001