ICMS Lifelong Learners Center

Fall 2020 ZOOM Course Offerings
The Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies announces two new courses for the Fall 2020 semester! Enrollment is open to anyone in the Buffalo community interested in learning. No papers or tests, but much good discussion! Courses are not part of any Canisius College degree program. All classes meet in Science Hall 1017 on the Canisius campus. Each six-session course costs $60. Courses limited to 16 students.
Arthur: the Once and Future King will meet remotely via Zoom on Thursdays, 5:30-7:00, September 10 to October 15, 2020. The instructor will be Dr. Kara Maloney, adjunct professor in the English Department, whose research focuses on King Arthur.
Tempters and Temptresses: The Medieval Romance will meet remotely via Zoom on Tuesdays, 12:30-2:00, October 20 to November 24, 2020. The instructor will be Professor Johanna Fisher, adjunct professor in the English Department and Women and Gender Studies Department, whose research focuses on medieval figures and the medieval romance. 
Easy registration and payment (credit, debit, or check) through the Canisius ICMS Marketplace. For questions, contact Dr. Kathryn Williams, Classics Department Chair, at kathryn.williams@canisius.edu or 716.888.2713.



  Arthur: the Once and Future King

   Instructor: Dr. Kara Maloney,

               Department of English

   Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., September 10, 17, 24,

    October 1, 8, and 15 

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Tempters & Temptresses: The Medieval Romance

Instructor: Professor Johanna Fisher

Adjunct Professor, Department of English

Co-Director, Women and Gender Studies Program

Tuesdays, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., October 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, and 24

Le Roman de la Rose University of Chicago Library MS 1380 

Course Description 

 Previous ICMS Course Offerings:

Spring 2020


       Jesus: from Messiah to God

   Instructors: Dr. Rebecca Krawiec & Dr. Matthew Mitchell, Department of Religious Studies & Theology

    Thursdays, 1:00 – 2:30, January 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27 and March 5 

Course Description 

Fall 2019

     The Vikings

     Instructor: Dr. Bridgette Slavin, Canisius Dept. of History (former adjunct), Dept. of Interdisciplinary Studies  (Medaille)   

      Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00p.m., October 9, 16, 23, 30 and November 6, 13.  This course offers CTLE credit. 

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    China and the Silk Roads

   Instructor: Dr. David Devereux,  Canisius Department of History

     Wednesdays, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., September 4, 11, 18, 25 and October 2, 9

Course Description 

Spring 2019

Medieval Art & Architecture

Instructor: Eileen Sullivan, MA, Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Fine Arts and Art History,      

 Aurora Art Conservation, Paintings Conservator                                                                       Course Description 

 From Odysseus to Harry Potter: The Evolution of the Hero

Instructor: Dr. Robert Butler, Emeritus Professor, Department of English

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Fall 2018

 Crown, Sword, and Charter:  Making the Monarchy

 Instructor: Dr. Julie Gibert, Department of History 

                                                                        Course Description

The Seven Wonders: Ancient & Modern 

  Instructor: Dr. Erin Warford, Department of Classics

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The Great Persian War: Ancient Greek Influence on Modern Attitudes of War

Instructor: Dr. Thomas Banchich, Professor Emeritus,  Departments of Classics and History                   

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