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Great Books Rountable Discussions
2013-2014

June 26
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Two tales from Exemplary Stories (1613)
"The Deceitful Marriage" and "The Colloquy of the Dogs"
https://pantherfile.uwm.edu/xythoswfs/webui/_xy-59558798_1-t_tevnnZbv

July 31
Thucydides
From History of the Peloponnesian War (early 4th century BCE)
"The Melian Dialogue"
http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/melian.htm

August 28
Alvin Goldman
"A Causal Theory of Knowing" (1967)
http://epistemology.xmu.edu.cn/picture/article/16/81/e3/6560bf244ff98ac19b01350a9fb9/86e1243a-dd5a-4772-9ac3-2e51606559a8.pdf
Thomas Nagel
"What is it Like to Be a Bat?" (1974)
http://instruct.westvalley.edu/lafave/nagel_nice.html

September 25
Sophocles
Antigone (ca. 440 BCE; translation by David Mulroy, 2013)

October 30
Christopher Hampton
Les liaisons dangereuses [Dangerous Liaisons] (1985 stage adaptation of the 1782 epistolary novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos) OPTIONAL: See the UWM Mainstage production of Les liaisons dangereuses, directed by Rebecca Holderness, November 20-24.

November 27
Thanksgiving Break

December 4
Marcel Proust

"Combray," part two of Swann's Way (1913)
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/7178/7178-h/7178-h.htm#link2H_4_0002

January  29
Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
Rashōmon (1915)
https://sites.google.com/site/renemalenfant/rashomon
In a Grove (1922)
http://www.feedbooks.com/book/4205

February 26
Voltaire
Candide (1759)
The first 12 chapters, from the beginning at Westphalia to just before their arrival in South America
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19942/19942-h/19942-h.htm

March 26
Doris Lessing
Through the Tunnel (1955)
http://www.scribd.com/doc/11309747/through-the-tunnel-by-doris-lessing-full-story
The Day Stalin Died (1957)
http://www.amielandmelburn.org.uk/collections/nr/02_30.pdf
Our Friend Judith (1963)
http://womeninlit.tripod.com/dorislessing.htm

April 30
Vladimir Nabokov
Colette [First Love] (1948)
http://www.electroniclibrary21.ru/literature/nabokov/35.shtml
Signs and Symbols (1946)
http://mrirwin.pbworks.com/f/Nabokov,+Vladimir+-+Signs+and+Symbols.pdf
The Vane Sisters (1951)
http://lavachequilit.typepad.com/files/the-vane-sisters.pdf

May 28
William Shakespeare
The Taming of the Shrew (between 1590 and 1592)
http://shakespeare.mit.edu/taming_shrew/index.html

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