Taking ideas seriously

I am looking forward to my upcoming sessions with a local “philosophy group” comprised of teenagers who have spent some months studying the works of many important historical thinkers.

Beginning this Friday we will be having five Socratic sessions which cover a range of books including The Communist ManifestoThe God That FailedTo Kill A MockingbirdWinnipeg’s General Strike and Utopia.

It is always exciting to see students taking ideas seriously and embarking upon the work of unpacking systems of thought. Like many critics, I also believe that all too often ideas are being turned into soundbites and quotes which are divested of intellectual, socio-economic and historical context. Therefore it is a pleasure to be invited to be part of a group that is working hard to educate itself and is not afraid of an intellectual challenge.

Jeremy Nathan Marks

 

Seminar and Small Session Classes

I am available to teach seminar and small session classes to students.

Currently I am completing a Modern European History course which I have taught seminar-style to 12 and 13 year old students. I am now preparing a modern Canadian and American literature course which will run from May-July 2014. The course includes books by Sinclair Ross, Mordecai Richler, Stephen Leacock, William Golding, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner and Arthur Miller.