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About the Expert:
Joseph Luzzi received his Ph.D. from Yale University and is a Professor of Comparative Literature and Faculty Member in Italian Studies at Bard College, where he has taught since 2002 after being a visiting faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania. A frequent contributor to publications including the New York Times, TLS, and Chronicle of Higher Education, he is the author of 5 books, including My Two Italies, a New York Times Editors’ Choice selection and In a Dark Wood: What Dante Taught Me About Grief, Healing, and the Mysteries of Love, a Vanity Fair “Must-Read” selection. His work has been translated into multiple languages and his many awards include a Yale College Teaching Prize, Dante Society of America Essay Prize, and Wallace Fellowship at Villa I Tatti, Harvard’s Center for Italian Renaissance Studies. In 2017 he was named Cittadino Onorario/Honorary Citizen in Acri, Calabria, his Italian parents’ birthplace. His next book is Botticelli’s Secret: The Lost Drawings and the Rediscovery of the Renaissance, which will be published by W. W. Norton. Professor Luzzi is the founder of the Virtual Book Club, an online community of readers dedicated to exploring some of the best books ever written. Learn more at JosephLuzzi.com.
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This course is a very good résumé of the lives of East Germans. The professor uses very interesting statistics, examples and personal stories to explain her point. I recommend strongly this course.
It was v well presented. I had to leave before the end . And look forward to seeing it at again on the recording
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Dr. Charles Higham gives us a picture of where we came from - out of Africa and that this story is getting more complicated as we study our coming to be homo erectus/homo sapiens.
A very informative talk, jam-packed with new ideas and unfamiliar works of architecture and painting. Sabry's irreplaceable as an art historian and lecturer.
Once again an excellent talk by Sabry.
A really outstanding and fascinating 90 minute overview of Manet's mysterious life and some of the clues behind some of his beautiful paintings.
Sabry’s seminars are never dull, but this one was thrilling. Manet’s life and art are fascinating. Sabry highlighted the varied subjects, technique, and reflection of modern life in a selection of paintings—using high resolution images and pointing out strengths of museums. A brief recap at the end of the pro and con arguments for Manet as the father of modern art would be useful.
Clear exegesis of the evolving multifaceted history of Venice.
Dr. Madden takes some deep dives into the history of Venice. It’s a complex city and he lifts the layers of its history and shines in a bright light. I was especially impressed with his reveal of the relationship of the city’s business backbone and its role in the Crusades.
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An excellent description of the making of an item that seems foreign and difficult, but is really quite simple.
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