2021 NICE Workshop #5: Tarzan of the Apes (1912) by Edgar Rice Burroughs (Online)

2021 NICE Workshop #5: Tarzan of the Apes (1912) by Edgar Rice Burroughs (Online)


-, Noblesville, IN 46060

From 7pm-8pm

At Online through Zoom

-, Noblesville, IN 46060


J.C. Seig / (317) 773-0835, info@cearts.org

Noblesville Interdisciplinary Creativity Expo (NICE) project, now in its 7th year, is an annual project based upon our love of classic literature. Each year, the project offers four books and four standalone passages, one from each book, for discussion, analysis, introspection, and ultimately inspiration for new creative pieces in any medium or genre of the Arts. Inspired creations can be presented in our presentations event (submission deadline Sept. 23; event date Sept. 30). You do not need to be familiar with the books or passages to participate in NICE!

This workshop looks at Tarzan of the Apes (1912) by Edgar Rice Burroughs, and the standalone passage from it:

  • racial issues; colonialism; white male (British gentleman) superiority; gender roles & norms; false scientific racialism: all presented in this book, published in 1912. Your thoughts on the same issues in today's world?
  • influence on generations of "fans": pop culture (movies & TV), Tarzan as an iconic "manly man", etc. Looking through a modern lens, how has this book contributed to systemic racism, prejudice, and discrimination?
  • do you see Tarzan and Jane as a "great romance"?
  • what's happening in this passage? (actions, thoughts, reverie, dialogue, etc)
  • what emotions do you feel from the passage? (any difference between reading silently or hearing it read aloud)
  • what personal connections or experiences come to mind?
  • inspiration for new art creations (all mediums/genres)

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/6454559081?pwd=cGYwY1prdWtnc1pjYXYreWI2aXY0QT09
Meeting ID: 645 455 9081
Passcode: NICE
More information: https://cearts.org/2021-7th-annual-niceĀ 

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