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Announcing our upcoming Winter 2022 Lecture Series

Each series consists of 10 one-hour lectures plus Q & A
TUESDAYS - Creativity in a Times of Crisis: The Story of Russian Literature

January 11, 2022 – March 15, 2022
LecturerDr. Julia Zarankin. With Comparative Literature degrees from Brown (AB) and Princeton (PhD), Julia is also a proud alumna of the Banff Centre’s Literary Journalism program, Bread Leaf workshops, as well as mentorships from Diaspora Dialogues. She has been awarded residencies at MacDowell and Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts.
Lecture Series: This series, which does not assume any prior knowledge of Russian literature and does not require any reading, will help you understand the tempestuous and fascinating history of Russian literature in the historical and cultural context by examining how it responded to the changing socio-political climate of its day, including autocracy, imperialism, terrorism, revolution, and Stalinism. Significant attention will be paid to Pushkin, Gogol, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Chekhov, Akhmatova, Mandelstam, Solzhenitsyn, and contemporary authors.

WEDNESDAYS - The Roaring Twenties in New York, Paris, Berlin

January 12, 2022 – March 16, 2022

Lecturer: Dr. Peter Harris.  Peter, the former Assistant Dean, Faculty of Arts & Science, University of Toronto, lectures to various later life learning groups including Later Life Learning (U of T); Life Long Learning in Retirement (Glendon College); George Brown College Seniors Association; and other Third Age Network organizations as well as the Hot Docs Cinema Curious Minds Program. For LU Etobicoke, he recently presented the very well-received series America in The Cold War & Beyond.

Lecture Series: When WWI ended, New York, Paris, and Berlin experienced astonishing cultural, political, and social revolutions. This series explores some prominent interconnections of these revolutions in art, design, music, politics, architecture, technologies, cinema - even fashion, and brings us a new understanding of our history and what we have inherited.

THURSDAYS – Nordic Europe: From Vikings to Modernity

January 13, 2022 – March 3, 2022
(There will be two double lectures – January 27 & February 17)

Lecturer: Dr. Carolyn Harris. Carolyn is an instructor in history at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies and the author of three books: Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada, Queenship and Revolution in Early Modern Europe, and Raising Royalty: 1000 Years of Royal Parenting. She also contributes historical commentary to TV and radio.
Lecture Series:  This series will examine the history and culture of the 5 Nordic Nations: Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Iceland from the basic beginnings of the region up to the current day.  The series starts with the Vikings and goes through Christianity, the Renaissance, and Sweden’s Golden Age.  Scandinavian country borders, which shifted in the 19th Century,  helped influence emigration to America, Canada, and other lands.  We will also examine the toll taken by World War II, and Scandinavian strengths and challenges to the present day.
Detailed Winter 2022 Lecture Series outlines are now on the Learning Unlimited Etobicoke website ( for your review.
Registration will open for our Winter 2022 Series on Monday November 15, 2021.
Please stay tuned for further updates! 
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