Life Maps: The Search for Meaning in Modern Philosophy and the Arts


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Norman Leer 608-236-0158

This class is designed for people interested in modern literature, film, music, philosophy and the visual arts, who want to explore connections between these areas and their own life searches. Both parts of the dialogue are equally important. This fall, we’ll begin a year-long exploration of what our films tell us about American society today. Using some ideas from Philip Slater’s The Pursuit of Loneliness as a starting point, we’ll examine key issues and conflicts in representative films. For the fall, we’ll watch and discuss Citizen Kane, The Grapes of Wrath, All the King’s Men and Casablanca. Class members will be asked to draw on their personal experiences and other theoretical frameworks as they seem relevant.


 Madison Senior Center

Meeting Day


Meeting Time

 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Start Date

 Sept 26, 2018

End Date

 Nov 28, 2018


 Regular reading/discussion

Class Size

Class Notes

NEW CLASS MEMBERS ONLY: Please contact Norman Leer at about enrollment status. Some popular courses may have a waiting list.

# of Sessions: 10


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