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F2210 - The Art of the Story & The Story of the Art

with Gerard NeCastro


Why not join Dr. Gerard NeCastro as he explores why the visual arts often retell historical, biblical, and mythological stories, and why the artists often interpret these stories in ways that we might not anticipate.  Likewise, writers often retell stories from the arts, also with interpretations that we might not expect.  In this course, we will look at both written and visual stories, and we will probably add plenty of new interpretations of these works.

This six-week class will be held in-person and on Zoom.  For those students attending the class in person at UMM, Dr. NeCastro will be teaching this class remotely but he will be able to see everyone in the class and talk with students directly.  Students are also welcome to join the class on Zoom.  Required study material will be provided in advance of each class.


Instructor:  Dr. Gerard NeCastro was a professor of English and Humanities in Maine for twenty-two years, teaching everything from Composition and Creative Writing to World Literature and Shakespeare. His signature class was Introduction to Humanities, which worked back and forth between literature and visual arts.  His favorite classes were with the Sunrise Senior College scholars.  He has since moved to West Virginia, where he has been Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Professor of English.


Class Information:  This is a hybrid class - held in-person in UMM’s room SCI 102 and via Zoom.  For anyone attending in-person, proof of Covid vaccination must be presented however face masks are optional at this time.


Please Note:  Picture - "The Barque of Dante" by Eugene Delacroix 1822.

  • Sep 19 - Oct 24th, 2022
    Mon for 6 weeks from 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Umm Science 102 & via Zoom

For directions, call us at (207) 255-1384

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