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Great Books Roundtable Discussion Schedule

Summer 2012-Spring 2013

Great Books Roundtable Discussions are held Wednesdays, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm,
in Special Collections, Fourth Floor, Golda Meir Library (unless otherwise noted).

June 27
Jean-Paul Sartre
"Intimacy" (1939)
"Herostratus" (1939)

July 25
Book I of De rerum natura (ca. 50 BCE)

August 29
Rumi and Hafez
Selected poems (13th and 14th centuries)

September 26
The Apology (early 4th century BCE)

October 31
Charles Dickens
"The Lawyer and the Ghost" (1836)
"A Trial for Murder" (1865)
"The Signal-Man" (1866)

November 28
Marcel Proust
"Combray I / Overture," part one of Swann's Way (1913)

Winter Break

January 30
W. E. B. Du Bois
Selected chapters from The Souls of Black Folk (1903)

February 27
Federico GarcĂ­a Lorca
Blood Wedding (1932)
OPTIONAL:  See the UWM Mainstage Theatre production of Blood Wedding,
directed by Tony Horne, March 6-10.

March 27
Edna Ferber
"The Woman Who Tried to be Good" (1913)
"The Maternal Feminine" (1919)
Dorothy Parker
"Big Blond" (1929)
"Here We Are" (1931)

April 24
Lynn Nottage
Ruined (2007; 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama)
OPTIONAL:  See the UWM Mainstage Theatre production of Ruined, directed
by Bill Watson, April 24-28.

May 29
William Shakespeare
Coriolanus (between 1605 and 1608)


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