Classics Books Lecture Series


 2016 Classic Books Lectures 

Thursday, 2/18/16          Classic Books Lecture Series                          

                                           Professor Theresa Tinkle.  Lecture Topic:   "The Travels of Sir John Mandeville"

                                                Suggested Reading:  The Penguin Classics edition of The Travels of Sir John Mandeville


Thursday, 3/10/16          Classic Books Lecture Series                         

                                           Professor Katharine Jenckes.  Lecture Topic:  Magical Realism in Latin American Literature

Suggested Reading:  Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges. Grove Press published it in a paperback edition in 1969

Also, click on the link to read García Márquez's Nobel Prize acceptance speech and see attached reading below.  


Thursday, 3/17/16          Classic Books Lecture Series                         

                                           Professor Fred Amrine.  Lecture Topic:  Goethe's Faust

Suggested Reading:  The Norton Critical Edition of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust, Parts I and II, translated by Walter Arndt and edited by Cyrus Hamlin.


Thursday, 4/7/16            Classic Books Lecture Series                          

                                           Professor Ralph Williams:  Marlowe and Shakespeare

Suggested Reading:  The following plays:  The Jew of Malta and Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe; The Merchant of Venice and The Tempest by William Shakespeare.


Thursday, 4/21/16          Classic Books Lecture Series                           

                                           Professor Enrique Santo-Tomás:  Don Quixote by Miguel Cervantes

                                                Suggested Reading:  Any reading on Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes


 Thursday, 5/5/16            Classic Books Lecture Series                           

                                            Professor Susan Parrish:  As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

                                                Suggested Reading:  As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner.




  • All lectures are at the Ewald Branch of the Grosse Pointe Public Library at 7 p.m.  
  • Friends' members are free.  Non-friends pay $10.00.