Lecture Series 2016-17

Join us for thought-provoking seminars, engaging lectures, intriguing writers, and captivating performances.

Events are offered free to the community, on a first-come, first-served basis, and run from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. in Simms Center for the Performing Arts, unless otherwise noted. Registration closes once our venue has reached capacity.

Want us to let you know when an event is coming up? E-mail us and we will add you to our mailing list.

Questions? E-mail us or call 505-828-3151.

Upcoming Lectures, Spring 2017

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Literary Seminars

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  • Seminars

    Each Literary Seminar, led by Hughlings Himwich, is based on a thought-provoking book, ranging from philosophical and literary classics to books of contemporary interest. Seminars are held 6:30-8 p.m. in Simms Library, Academy Room, unless otherwise noted.

    The Literary Seminars are offered free to the community, on a first-come, first-served basis. For registration and reading assignments, e-mail Hugh Himwich.

    Hughlings Himwich teaches Latin, English, and humanities at Albuquerque Academy. He received his B.A. from Brown University and his M.A. from St. John's College.
  • September 15

    Picasso's Guernica (Norton Critical Studies in Art History) by Ellen C. Oppler
  • September 29 and October 6

    Garcia Lorca: The Collected Poems A Bilingual Edition (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2002, revised edition)
  • October 20 and 27

    Viktor Frankl: Man's Search for Meaning. Charles Eaton, guest lecturer and moderator.
  • November 10

    Tomas Tranströmer: Bright Scythe: Selected Poems
  • December 1, 8, and 15

    Roberto Bolaño: The Savage Detectives
  • January 5, 12, 19, 26, and February 2

    Dostoyevsky: The Brothers Karamazov translated by Richard Pevear
  • February 16

    Tagore: Gitanjali or Song Offerings: Introduced by W.B. Yeats
  • March 2 and 9

    Meister Eckhart: Selected Writings (Penguin Classics) 
  • April 6

    Henrik Ehrsson's Mind-Body Experiments (essays and videos)
  • POSTPONED! This seminar will be held on April 27 instead of April 20!

    Borges: Ficciones (Anthony Kerrigan, editor)
  • May 4 and 11

    Pablo Neruda: The Essential Neruda: Selected Poems, edited by Mark Eisner
Albuquerque Academy is a private, coeducational, college preparatory day school serving middle school and high school students in grades 6 through 12, located in Albuquerque, NM.


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Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109-3899
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