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June 2017

Great Books Roundtable Discussion

June 28 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Gustave Flaubert "A Simple Heart" (1877) "Dance of Death" (1877) No expertise or prerequisites are required.  We only ask that you read the selected texts.  Any version of these stories may be used to prepare for discussion, but for your convenience links…

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July 2017

Great Books Roundtable Discussions

July 26 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

C.S. Lewis The Screwtape Letters (1941) No expertise or prerequisites are required.  We only ask that you read the selected texts.  Any version of these stories may be used to prepare for discussion, but for your convenience links to online versions are provided…

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August 2017

Great Books Roundtable Discussions

August 30 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Homer Iliad. The Battle of Paris and Menalaus Book 3 and Book 4 (up through line 222 only) No expertise or prerequisites are required.  We only ask that you read the selected texts.  Any version of these stories may be used to prepare for discussion,…

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September 2017

Great Books Roundtable Discussions

September 27 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Wilkie Collins “House to Let” (1858, written with Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Adelaide Anne Procter) “The Ghost in the Cupboard Room” (1859) No expertise or prerequisites are required.  We only ask that you read the selected texts.  Any version of these…

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October 2017

Great Books Roundtable Discussions

October 25 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

George Bernard Shaw Major Barbara (1905) Optional: See the UWM Theatre Department production of Major Barbara in November, directed by Rebecca Holderness, date and venue TBA. No expertise or prerequisites are required.  We only ask that you read the selected texts.  Any version of these…

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November 2017

Great Books Roundtable Discussions

November 29 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Marcel Proust Selection from the first part of In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower, volume 2 of Proust’s In Search of Lost Time (Remembrance of Things Past). (1914) No expertise or prerequisites are required.  We only ask that you read the…

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January 2018

Great Books Roundtable Discussions

January 31, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Anton Chekhov The Seagull (1895) Optional: See the UWM Kenilworth 508 production of Aaron Posner’s 2013 adaptation of The Seagull, Stupid Fucking Bird, directed by Jim Tasse, February 28-March 4. No expertise or prerequisites are required.  We only ask that you read the selected…

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February 2018

Great Books Roundtable Discussions

February 28, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Caridad Svich 12 Ophelias (2004) Optional: See the UWM Mainstage performance of 12 Ophelias, directed by Bill Watson, March 7-11. No expertise or prerequisites are required.  We only ask that you read the selected texts.  Any version of these stories may be used to prepare…

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March 2018

Great Books Roundtable Discussions

March 28, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Mary Wollstonecraft Introduction and Chapter 12 of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) Hannah More Chapter 2, Chapter 4, and Chapter 7 of Strictures on the Modern System of Female Education (1799) No expertise or prerequisites are required.  We only ask that you read the selected texts.  Any…

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April 2018

Great Books Roundtable Discussions

April 25, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

John Muir “Through the Foothills with a Flock of Sheep” and “The Yosemite” from My First Summer in Yosemite (1911) Aldo Leopold “The Land Ethic” from A Sand County Almanac (1948) No expertise or prerequisites are required.  We only ask that you read the…

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May 2018

Great Books Roundtable Discussions

May 30, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Giovanni Boccaccio The introduction to and all ten stories from the First Day of The Decameron (ca. 1350) No expertise or prerequisites are required.  We only ask that you read the selected texts.  Any version of these stories may be used to prepare for discussion, but…

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