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Aestheticism, Pop Culture, Evil & Oscar Wilde

October 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

- $15

Oscar Wilde popularized the idea that Beauty, rather than Truth or Goodness, should be the aim of art — and by extension pop culture. It was an idea that gave us stunning paintings that are just splashes of color and movies that are pure roller coasters. But did removing accuracy and moral aims from art lead us into our current predicament where we blame stories for preaching violence, patriarchy, racism and sexism?  Join us on Oscar Wilde’s birthday at the Old Stone House to discuss.

Teacher: Geoff Klock

Geoff Klock has a doctorate from Oxford and is an associate professor at BMCC-CUNY, where he teaches mostly comp, but sometimes film, and old school Brit Lit. 8 years of that. He is the author of three books, two about comic books and one about poetry. His new one will be about Hannibal Lector, the TV one.

Space is limited.  Reserve a seat on-line at Think Olio

Details

Date:
October 16
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
$15

Venue

The Old Stone House at Washington Park
336 3rd Street
Brooklyn, 11215
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Phone:
718.768.3195