Shakespeare’s Hamlet, A Psychological Analysis

Books and Coffee Discussion
Led by Concordia Theater Director, Gerard Dzuiblinski

Wednesday, January 30, 4:00PM
Earhart Manor Living Room

Lecture and discussion will be led by Gerard Dzuiblinski, Director of The Hamlet Project, who is bringing a professional two hour contemporary dress production of Shakepeare’s Hamlet to CUAA, February 8-17, 2019.

William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, perhaps the most psychologically complex play ever written, follows the young prince from being “the expectancy and rose of the fair state” to his ultimate destruction. We will also examine Ophelia, often overlooked amidst those more powerful than she, and how circumstances contribute to her demise.

The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir by Jennifer Ryan

Books and Coffee Discussion
Led by Dr. Erin Laverick, Professor of English and campus Dean of Arts & Sciences

Wednesday, February 27, 4:00PM
Earhart Manor Living Room

Jennifer Ryan’s debut novel The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir is a work of historical fiction, set in the backdrop of World War II. While the men of Chilbury are off fighting in the war, the women of this a small English town assemble a choir and through song and friendship demonstrate great strength and determination. Ryan introduces and develops the women’s lives and plot conflicts through traditional forms of women’s writing such as diary entries and letters.  In this book talk, we will explore women’s available means to effectively communicate during World War II and discuss how Ryan uses these genres to create a great read for a contemporary audience.

Emotions Revealed by Paul Eckman

Books and Coffee Discussion
Led by Dr. Suzanne Siegle, Associate Professor of Business and campus Dean of the School of Business

Wednesday, April 3, 4:00PM  Postoned. New Time: Thursday, April 11, 4:00PM.
Earhart Manor Living Room   Same Location.

Renowned psychologist Paul Ekman explains the roots of our emotions and provides a guide to reading the emotions of those around us. Emotions Revealed is a revealing resource for navigating our emotional world. Can we choose whether to become emotionally engaged? Can we choose how we act when we are? Ekman explains why these choices are difficult and how we can identify and respond to the emotions of others.