In-Person Seminars - Summer Classics 2021

Choose Your Seminar:
Great Discussions on Great Books

The St. John’s Summer Classics program offers an incomparable experience grounded in timeless ideas and driven by lively conversation. That conversation awaits your voice.

Choose one or multiple seminars for an enriching vacation. Seminars run Monday through Friday. A week-long seminar includes a morning series of classes or an afternoon series of classes. The Science Institute meets both in the morning and afternoon. Optional lectures and social events are described in the sample weekly schedule on the Resources for Participants page.

Available July 12–16 and July 19–23

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In-Person Seminars

Basho’s Travel Journals
July 12–16, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. MT, In-Person

Dante and Beatrice in Paradise
July 12–16, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. MT, In-Person

Dostoyevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov
July 12–16, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. MT, In-Person

Melville’s Moby-Dick
July 12–16, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. MT, In-Person

The Ancient Art of Sky-Watching: Ptolemy, Brahe, and Kepler
July 12–16, 10 a.m.–12 & 2–4 p.m. MT, In-Person (two meetings daily)

Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Coppola’s Apocalypse Now
July 12–16, 2–4 p.m. MT, In-Person

Heidegger’s Bremen Lectures
July 12–16, 2–4 p.m. MT, In-Person

Austen’s Sense and Sensibility
July 19–23, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. MT, In-Person

Augustine’s Confessions
July 19–23, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. MT, In-Person

Homer’s Iliad
July 19–23, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. MT, In-Person

Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro
July 19–23, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. MT, In-Person

Selected Fictions of Borges
July 19–23, 2–4 p.m. MT, In-Person

Mann’s The Magic Mountain
July 19–23, 2–4 p.m. MT, In-Person

Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon
July 19–23, 2–4 p.m. MT, In-Person