CLASSES at Politics and Prose:

Our in-person classes are postponed. Classes are now being offered online. Please see the Classes webpage for listings. All class times are EST.

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All in-person book group meetings are suspended. Please check the individual book group webpages for online meeting information.

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Featured Classes

ONLINE CLASS: Deep Poetry: Reading Gwendolyn Brooks and Edna St. Vincent Millay (2109)

A deep reading of two of the most formally rigorous, distinctive, and influential women poets of the early twentieth century, with close attention to the diction, voice, music, structure, and form of their major poems. Four Mondays: March 8, 15, 22, 29 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Online Class. 

ONLINE CLASS: Black Female Authorship and British Identities (2137)

This class aims to broaden our idea of what British literature is by looking at the effects of Britain’s history of empire and colonization from WWII to the present as depicted in modern-day classics: Zadie Smith’s White Teeth (2000), Andrea Levy’s Small Island (2004), and Bernadine Evaristo’s Girl, Woman, Other (2019). Four Wednesdays: March 10, 17, 24, 31, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Online Class. 

ONLINE CLASS: Fighting for Citizenship in the Civil War (2125)

Taught by the author of Fighting for Citizenship, this course will examine the contingent developments through which a war fought over slavery became the war that ended slavery, and African Americans’ successful campaign to win freedom, rights and citizenship. Three Thursdays: March 4, 11, 18, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Online Class.

Next Book Group Meetings



March 3, 7:30 pm
END OF EVERYTHING, by Mack NOTE: Meets Online
The End of Everything: (Astrophysically Speaking) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982103545
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Scribner - August 4th, 2020


Women's Biography

March 8, 7:30 pm
The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062820709
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Dey Street Books - January 26th, 2021


Evening Fiction

March 9, 7:00 pm
THE QUICK AND THE DEAD, by Williams NOTE: Meeting Online
The Quick and the Dead (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375727641
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Vintage - January 8th, 2002