2013 Inquiry Seminars

Coffeehouse Culture

Susan O'Shaughnessy

This course is inspired by the coffeehouses and salons of 19th and 20th Century Europe. These communities supported cultural change, literary and artistic exploration, personal growth, and intellectual conversation. We will form our own intellectual society and read essays, novels and works of philosophy that address the meaning of life. Most class sessions will be held in coffeehouses in Fargo and Moorhead or at the professor's home. WC