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Fall Community Seminar

Originally Posted on admin, September 9, 2009

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Fall Community Seminar: “Faulkner’s South: Go Down Moses”

Who:    Jessica Jerome, Tutor, St. John’s College – Santa Fe

What:   Fall Community Seminar

Title:    “Faulkner’s South: Go Down Moses”

Where: Santa Fe Hall, Room 110, St. John’s College  

When:  Tuesdays, September 9 - October 20, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Details: This six-week seminar is an opportunity for community members to read and discuss a seminal work.

Seminar participants will read Faulkner’s Go Down Moses, a series of seven interrelated stories set in Faulkner’s mythic southern county – Yoknapatawpha. The stories are told from a variety of perspectives – African American, and Caucasian, and across generations. As the characters navigate the complex realities of life in the early 20th century south, seminar participants learn more about the nature of man himself.  The recommended edition is Vintage International. The first assignment is the story “Was.” The cost is $180.

Community Seminars are special opportunities for community members to read and discuss seminal works in the same unique manner as students of St. John’s College. Seminars are discussion-based and small in size in order to ensure spirited dialogue.Teachers with proof of employment can enroll for Community Seminars at a 50% discount. Community Seminars are free to 11th and 12th grade high school students (limited spaces available). All seminar materials are available at the St. John’s College bookstore (505-984-6056). Registration is available online at (click on “Outreach,” then “Santa Fe Community Programs) or by calling 505-984-6117.

Jessica Jerome earned a bachelor of art degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1993, as well as a master’s in anthropology and a doctorate from the University of Chicago in 1995 and 2003, respectively. Prior to joining the St. John’s faculty in Santa Fe in 2005, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the MacLean Center for Bioethics at the University of Chicago Hospitals.