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The Great Books Mini-Lecture Series 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. Watch for these scheduled events in the CoLab.

Spring 2023 Great Books Series

Discover six fascinating reads, from poetry to philosophy. RSVP to as many presentations as you like. You will receive a link to a Zoom session for each one you choose.

RSVP to join these events live online

These events will be recorded for later viewing.

Feb. 1 | Noon – 1 p.m.

“20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”

Stacy Davidson, Adjunct Professor of History, dives into a marine adventure as Professor Aronnax investigates a wave of mysterious sinkings in “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” by Jules Verne.

Hop aboard the Nautilus and visit lands of fiction and reality.

Mar. 1 | Noon – 1 p.m.

“Don Quixote”

Shaun Harris, Professor of English, takes the reins of a man determined to live out his knightly fantasy in “Don Quixote” by Miguel de Cervantes

Journey through the novel that changed books as we know them.

Apr. 5 | Noon – 1 p.m.

“The Dream Songs”

Michael Carriger, Associate Professor of English, interprets the confessions, hopes and nightmares of an American life in “The Dream Songs” by John Berryman.

Heartbreaking, hilarious and honest, go stanza-by-stanza into the search for why we do what we do.


Sponsored by JCCC English/Journalism Department

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