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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Adult courses

The Search for Self in Literature and Psychology

Week 2: July 16-22, 2017

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What exactly is the self? We'll delve deeply into that question with the guidance of Harry Segal, who teaches in Cornell's Department of Psychology and in the Department of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell.

A doctor of psychology and literature, Harry will focus our discussions on Shakespeare's existentially tortured Hamlet, who famously wrestles with thoughts of suicide, and on Mark Twain's adventurous, willful, and observant Tom Sawyer, who seeks to find his way in a capricious adult world. Harry will also surprise us with a poem or two and a film. And, toward the end of the week, he'll ask us to consider what theorists, psychoanalytic and cognitive, propose the self to be . . . or not to be.

Harry Segal

Clinical psychologist Harry Segal, a senior lecturer in psychology at Cornell and at Weill Cornell Medical College, supervises an intensive field practicum for pre-clinical students, teaches a course on community psychology, and gives the main lecture course on clinical psychology,... > more


Once you've registered, we'll send you materials on the academic program and other information to help you prepare for CAU. A $50 per person, per class, non-refundable deposit is required with your registration. All deposits are applied to the full program charges. Register now!

Program charges

Below are the program fees and housing choices for the on-campus summer programs. Please contact us if you have questions.

For adults staying on campus, the program fee (per adult, per week) includes the course, lodging, fifteen all-you-care-to-eat meals, banquet dinner, coffee breaks, hospitality hours, evening lectures, walks and talks, welcome and farewell receptions, conference-lot parking fees, and use of most of Cornell’s campus facilities. Some courses have additional fees as noted. Wednesday dinner is on your own. Some campus facilities, such as the golf course, also charge specific user fees.

Standard room, on-campus housing, and meals

$1,970 double occupancy, $100 single supplement

Standard room, on-campus housing with exclusive bath, and meals

$2,030 double occupancy, $150 single supplement

Course fee for commuters and those staying at Hilton Homewood Suites

$1,285. This fee does not include housing or meals. If you wish to stay at Hilton Homewood Suites, please call 607.266.0000 to make a reservation in the CAU block.

Commuter meal plan option

$327. Most CAUers staying at Hilton Homewood Suites select our meal plan for the week in order to enjoy the full CAU experience. It includes six breakfasts, five lunches, and four dinners.