Classics Books Lecture Series


 2017 Classic Books Lectures

Thursday, 3/9/17                              Professor Anne Curzan.  Lecture Topic:  A Brief History of English from Beowulf to Chaucer.  Suggested reading: The Story of English in 100 Words by David Crystal.  Click here to access the Grosse Pointe Library catalog.

Thursday, 3/23/17                             Assistant Professor Christopher Hill: Snow Country by Kawabata Yasunari.  Click here to acquire a copy of the book through the Mel Cat system.  If you have any trouble, call one of the GP Libraries for help.

Thursday, 4/6/17                              Professor Emeritus Ralph Williams: Primo Levi and the Holocaust.

Suggested reading: Survival in Auschwitz by Primo Levi.  Click here to find a copy of the book or call one of the three branches to reserve a copy. 

Thursday, 4/20/17                              Professor Emeritus Eric Rabkin: Science Fiction as Literature.

Suggested reading: We by Yevgeny Zamyatin.   Click here to find a copy of the book in Grosse Pointe.  Or click here to access a copy outside of the GP Library system.

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.  You can join the Friends at the door or click here to join immediately,