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Wright Great Books Events

Spring 2018 Events*


Monday, February 5th: First Great Books Faculty Curriculum Meeting, 2:00-2:50m, Center for Teaching and Learning (S243)


Tuesday, February 13th: Great Books Student Society Reading and Discussion: Black History Month, Frederick Douglas, 11:00-12:20, WiYC (S100)


Tuesday, March 6th: Polish History Week Panel Discussion: Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, 12:30-1:50, Events Theater.


Thursday, March 8th: Polish History Week Round-Table Discussion: Polish Authors, 11:00-12:20, WiYC (S100)


Monday, March 12th: Great Books Student Society Reading and Discussion: Women Authors in Disguise, 11:00-12:20, WiYC (S100)


Tuesday, March 13th: Second Great Books Faculty Curriculum Meeting, 11am-12:30, Center for Teaching and Learning (S243)


Monday, March 19th: The Great Ideas: Panel Discussion on Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights, 9:30 or 11am Events Theater.


Tuesday, April 3rd: Great Books Speaker Event: The Theme of Knowledge and Truth, 12:30-1:50, Events Theater


Monday, April 16th: GBSS Reading and Discussion: Middle-East and Islamic Literature, 11:00am-12:20, WiYC (S100).


Wednesday, April 18th: GB Faculty/GBSS Shared Reading Discussion: Niccolo Machiavelli’s The Prince, 12:30-1:50, President’s Conference Room (A102)


Wednesday, April 18th and Thursday, April 19th: Wright College Honors Program, Research and Creative Scholarship Colloquium, 11am-3:30 pm (Wed.) and 9am-3:30pm (Thurs.), S247


Wednesday, April 25th: Great Books Intercollegiate Student Symposium: George Orwell’s 1984, 11:30-2:00pm, Oakton Community College.


Wednesday, May 2nd: Great Books Field Trip: Macbeth, 7pm, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Navy Pier


Date TBA: Great Books Symposium Journal Reception, Time TBA, The Emporium Conference Room, S101. Lunch will be served.


Thursday, May 3rd: GBSS Reading and Discussion: South-East Asian-American Authors, 11:00am-12:20, WiYC (S100)


* This schedule is tentative—times and dates are subject to change. 

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