Great Books: 'Slaughter-House 5' by Kurt Vonnegut
- Wednesday - October 12, 2016
- 12:00 PM
- The Collaboration Center
Dan Owens, assistant professor of economics, will explain why this novel is an American classic.
Vonnegut mined his own experiences as a prisoner of war in World War II for his satirical antiwar novel. As the presenter, Owens will tell what this work means to him and explain why you should read (reread) it. No reservations or homework required.
This presentation, in the new JCCC CoLab, kicks of the fall 2016 Great Books Mini-Lecture Series, which is designed to introduce you to watershed texts that have changed their readers’ views of the world. It’s a series of short talks on great books.
The Great Books series is sponsored by the JCCC English/Journalism Common Read program.
For more information, contact Maureen Fitzpatrick.