Geoff Klock

Geoff Klock has a doctorate from Oxford and is a professor at BMCC-CUNY. He teaches philosophy (mostly the philosophy of art), Shakespeare, canonical poetry in English, parables, and film (mostly movies about movies, and David Lynch). He is the author of four academic books on things like television shows and superheroes. He has been cited 290 times, including in the New Yorker and the LA Times and made a Hamlet Mash Up that got 57,000 views. 

His friend Mitch says of his work “it not only takes a highbrow literary thing and applies it to a more mainstream thing in a fun way, it also serves as a simple introduction to that highbrow thing.” He has done more than 30 Olios, and was featured in their story in Southwest Airlines Magazine. He was trained as an actor, survived a hit and run with a NYC taxi, was in a play with Christopher Lloyd and a conga line with Rebecca del Rio, won a sexy Halloween costume context at a burlesque show in NYC, sang Auld Lang Syne with all three children from It’s a Wonderful Life, and he was 8 miles into a lava field in Hawaii when he received a national emergency message to seek shelter because a ballistic missile strike was imminent. 

In the summer of 2019 a theater in Wisconsin will host a musical based off of his aborted manuscript The Surface: How Poetry, Pop Culture, Orgy Sex and the End of the World Will Save Your Life. 

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Upcoming:


Jan 24

Living Room Salon | Tough Poetry in Dark Times

Taught by Geoff Klock
7:30 p.m. at Living Room

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Past:


Aug 22

The Wisdom of Pop Culture

Taught by Geoff Klock
6:15 p.m. at Neuehouse Madison Sq.

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Jul 29

NYC Poetry Festival | The Dangerous Pleasure of Art

Taught by Geoff Klock
3:30 p.m. at Governors Island

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May 14

Kafka Will Ruin Your Life and Make You Laugh About It

Taught by Geoff Klock
7:30 p.m. at Strong Rope Brewery

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Mar 2

Shakespeare Happy Hour | Think Olio 3rd Anniversary

Taught by Geoff Klock
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Nov 3

Shakespeare and the Invention of the Supervillain

Taught by Geoff Klock
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Mar 28

Jan 28

Nov 28

Macbeth: Toxic Masculinity, Misogyny, & Monarchy

Taught by Geoff Klock
7:30 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Jul 12

Hamlet, the Joker, and George R.R. Martin: Radical Nihilism

Taught by Geoff Klock
7 p.m. at WeWork Dumbo Heights

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Jun 29

Dinner and a Movie: Barton Fink

Taught by Geoff Klock
8 p.m. at Berg'n

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Jun 16

Truth Tellers and Troublemakers: Shelley and Free Love

Taught by Geoff Klock
7 p.m. at Chandelier Creative

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Jun 15

Dinner and a Movie: The Prestige pt 1

Taught by Geoff Klock
8 p.m. at Berg'n

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Jun 13

The People vs Oscar Wilde: Aestheticism, Popular Culture, Evil

Taught by Geoff Klock
7:30 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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