Faculty Reading/Discussion Groups 2013-2014
The Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching hosts faculty reading groups each spring by providing meeting space, books, and light refreshments. If you are interested in participating in any of these proposed reading groups, please contact one of the listed faculty conveners.
READING MACALESTER FACULTY. Participants will read and discuss selected works from Macalester faculty’s non-fiction writing during fall 2013 and Macalester faculty’s fiction writing during spring 2014. This group is not a “speaker’s series” but rather a “reader’s series.” We will meet once a month during the fall and meet twice a month during the spring 2014 term. The Serie Center will provide copies of the books and refreshments to participants who RSVP in advance.
You may participate in just one, a few, or the entire series of discussions. Please let us know right away whether you will be coming to any of the fall semester discussions by clicking on the following link so that we can provide you with reading materials in a timely way. The titles of the books printed below are linked to reviews of the book or to additional information about the author. We will send out another sign up-email prior to the spring semester round of discussions. RSVP FOR READING MACALESTER FACULTY
All discussions will take place in the Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching (Suite 338 DeWitt Wallace Library). We hope you can join us for what promises to be compelling reading and lively conversations about our colleagues’ works. Questions? Contact Adrienne Christiansen.
Schedule Fall 2013 Meetings and Readings
|Thursday, October 3||3:30-4:30 PM||Chris Wells||Car Country: An Environmental History||Prologue, 201-251, and 289-295|
|Thursday, November 5||3:30-4:30 PM||Ruthanne Godollei||How to Create Your Own Gig Posters, Band T-Shirts, Album Covers, & Stickers: Screenprinting, Photocopy Art, Mixed-Media Collage, and Other Guerilla Poster Styles||6-26 and 56-79.|
|Thursday, December 5||3:30-4:40 PM||Jim Dawes||Evil Men||Preface, 1-23, and 39-49.|
Schedule for Spring 2014 Meeting and Readings
|Thursday, February 6||3:30-4:30||Peter Bognanni||The House of Tomorrow||1st half of novel|
|Thursday, February 20||3:30-4:30||Peter Bognanni||The House of Tomorrow||2nd half of novel|
|Thursday, March 6||3:30-4:30||Nick Dybeck||When Captain Flint Was Still a Good Man||1st half of novel|
|Thursday, March 13||3:30-4:30||Nick Dybeck||When Captain Flint Was Still a Good Man||2nd half of novel|
|Thursday, April 3||3:30-4:30||Marlon James||Book of Night Women||1st half of novel|
|Thursday, April 17||3:30-4:30||Marlon James||Book of Night Women||2nd half of novel|
|Thursday, May 1||3:30-4:30||Megan Atwood||The Haunting of Apartment 101||All|
It's not too late to propose another reading group for the spring semester. Please contact Adrienne Christiansen with your ideas.