FAU Lifelong Learning Society, Jupiter
Aban Kavasmaneck
 
 

Literature

Aban Kavasmaneck is a five-time winner of the “Professor of the Year” Award as voted by the students at the University of Charleston. For her many contributions to the University, she was honored with an Endowed Scholarship named after her. Prof. Kavasmaneck has been teaching English Literature courses to college students and the community for over 40 years. Her teaching career spans many other fine institutions such as the University of Bridgeport and Norwalk Community College in Connecticut. Her expertise in interpretive reading, critical analysis, and discussion of the Great Books has earned her the reputation of a literary critic who has led several reading and discussion groups, in addition to writing critical reviews for novels. Her areas of specialization include Multicultural and World Literature. She initiated the Women’s Studies program at the University of Charleston.

Prof. Kavasmaneck has an M.A. in English Literature from St. Xavier’s College and has pursued further post-graduate studies in

Great Works of Western Literature and Philosophy
Interpretive Analysis and Shared Inquiry of the Great Books Reading and Discussion Program: Series One

Enrich your lives by engaging in the “shared inquiry” method of interpretive discussion and analysis to resolve questions and raise new ones in a creative process that connects literature with life. This eightweek study group will provide enlightening discussions from classic works of Western literature and philosophy on themes of universal significance. The course has no prerequisites. The text, “The Great Books Reading and Discussion Program, Second Series: Two Volume Set” may be purchased at the LLS office. Selections may also be found on the Internet and in other collections.

Enrollment for this class is limited to 25 students. Please enroll early. Guest pass is $15.

Eight Lectures
  1. Charles Darwin — The Moral Sense of Man and the Lower Animals
  2. William Shakespeare — Othello
  3. David Hume — Of Justice and Injustice
  4. Alexis de Tocqueville — The Power of the Majority
  5. Georg Simmel — Individual Freedom
  6. Sophocles — Antigone
  7. Jean-Jacques Rousseau — The Social Contract
  8. Isak Dinesen — Sorrow-Acre
Course # S8W3 — Eight Weeks
  Place:Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
  Dates:Wednesdays — March 19, 26; April 2, 9, 23, 30; May 7, 14; No Class April 16
  Time:11:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
  Fee:$100/member; $130/non-member
Great Works of Western Literature and Philosophy
Interpretive Analysis and Shared Inquiry of the Great Books Reading and Discussion Program: Series One

Find out how interpretive discussion of key documents, including declarations, essays, stories, memoirs and personal narratives, speaks against injustice and thus traces the development of the concept of human rights throughout the world. Our text, “Citizens of the World,” focuses on critical questions highlighting the struggles and the horrific abuses, as well as the advances, in human rights. The course has no prerequisites. All are welcome to join in this shared inquiry and, thus, enrich our lives. We will continue with our text from the 2014 winter quarter, “Citizens of the World: Reading in Human Rights, Expanded Edition”, which may be purchased at the LLS office. Selections may also be found on the internet and in other collections.

Enrollment for this class is limited to 25 students. Please enroll early. Guest pass is $15.

Eight Lectures
  1. Magna Carta
  2. Second Treatise of Government (selection) — John Locke
  3. The U.S. Constitution (Preamble and Bill of Rights)
  4. The Stalin Epigram – Osip Mandelstam; The Arrest of Osip Mandelstam – Nadezhda Mandelstam; A Few Remarks – Vaclav Havel, Stanislav Devdry, Jiri Krizan and Sasa Vondra
  5. Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  6. The Censors – Luisa Valenzuela; We Say No – Eduardo Galeano
  7. The Perplexities of the Rights of Man — Hannah Arendt
  8. Moral Prohibition at a Price – Michael Ignatieff; Should we Fight Terror with Torture –Alan Dershowitz
Course # S8F3 — Eight Weeks
  Place:Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
  Dates:Fridays — March 14, 21, 28; April 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9; No Class April 4
  Time:1:00– 2:30 p.m.
  Fee:$100/member; $130/non-member