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Time Travel

2021-2022

What would you do if you could go back in time? This year, we will discuss several depictions of time travel in literature and film. We will read short stories from some of the world’s great authors, like H.G. Wells, Ursula K. Le Guin, Isaac Asimov, Douglas Adams, George R.R. Martin, and more. And we will watch modern cinematic takes on time travel in films like Looper and the comedy classic Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure.

2021-2022 Seminar Schedule

The seminars are free but  participants are asked to register and purchase a short story anthology that contains each of the readings.

September 29 - Movie
Looper directed by Rian Johnson. The group will watch the movie together and discuss.

October 27
Ursula K. Le Guin, “Another Story or a Fisherman of the Inland Sea” & Douglas Adams, “Young Zaphoid Plays it Safe”

November 17: TBD

December 15: TBD

January 19: TBD

February 16: TBD

March 16: TBD

April 13: TBD

May 18 - Movie
Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure directed by Stephen Herek. The group will watch the movie together and discuss.

 

 

Time & Place

The seminars run from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The initial meeting location will be outside at the Fusco Athletic Park Pavilion (2705 Carrollton Road).  An indoor location will be arranged when the weather turns colder. 

The seminars are free but, to adhere to copyright laws, participants are asked to purchase a short story anthology that contains each of the readings. The first reading for October 27 is listed in the Schedule section. Subsequent readings will be selected from the anthology in consultation with the participants and posted a month in advance.

Please register for the individual seminars of your choice or sign up for the entire series.

Questions? Contact Brian Boyd 

About the Seminar Series for Adults

The Key School Seminar Series for Adults is modeled after seminar classes taught at Key. The series seeks to engage adults from the surrounding community in spirited intellectual conversations about great novels, poems, films, and more.

Bob McCarthy and Brian Boyd, humanities teachers in Key's Upper School, will lead the discussions.

Join us for enjoyable evening discussions, debating great works with other curious and thoughtful people.