Classics Books Lecture Series

 

Below are the Classic Books Lectures we have planned for 2015.  They will all take place at the Ewald Branch of the Grosse Pointe Public Library at 7 pm.   As always, Friends members are free.  Non-friends pay $10.00.  

Thursday, February 19, Professor Herbert Eagle, Chair, Department of Slavic Languages and Literature, University of Michigan, will speak on Milan Kundera’s early Czech novel, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting.

Thursday, March 5, Professor Peggy McCracken, Professor of French Medieval Studies, Department of Romance Languages, University of Michigan, will present a lecture titled Friendship, Love, and Chivalry:  Chrétien de Troyes’s Knight of the Lion (Chevalier au Lion).

Thursday, March 19, Karla Mallette, Professor of Renaissance and Mediterranean Studies, Department of Romance languages and Literature, University of Michigan, will speak on Giovanni Boccaccio’s Decameron.

Thursday, April 16, Professor Gregg Crane, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Michigan, will speak on the novel Moby Dick by Herman Melville.

Thursday, May 21, Professor John Whittier-Ferguson, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Michigann, will speak on the English World War I poets, Wilfred Owen (Strange Meeting, Anthem for Doomed Youth, Futility, Dulce et Decorum Est), Siegfried Sassoon (Alone), and Rupert Brooke (The Great Lover and The Soldier).

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