Friday, August 27, 2010

2010/2011 Book Discussion List Set--Register Now!


We're pleased to announce the new lineup for the FOL Book Discussion Group. Once again, we have asked some of our favorite faculty members to choose books they treasure. We hope you can join us for one or more of these discussions. Simply log on to http://library.uncg.edu/fol/register or call or email Kimberly Lutz (336.256.8598 or kdlutz2@uncg.edu) to register.

First up, on Monday, October 4, at 7 pm, is Zeitoun, a non-fiction account by Dave Eggers of one immigrant's experience during Hurricaine Katrina and its aftermath. Zeitoun was selected as UNCG's All-Campus Read this year, and we're very lucky to have Dr. Bill Hamilton leading the discussion. Dr. Hamilton, who teaches in the Masters of Liberal Studies program, spent a significant time in New Orleans and is primarily interested in the study of human rights. A student of world religion and a Latin American historian and Presbyterian minister by training, Dr. Hamilton will bring a unique perspective to our discussion of Zeitoun. To meet Dr. Hamilton virtually, please see this interview on YouTube.

Please note that all discussions will take place in the Hodges Reading Room on the second floor of Jackson Library. Check this blog periodically for more information about each book and faculty discussion leader. In the meantime, you can click on each book title for a fuller description.

Monday, October 4, 2010 at 7 pm: Zeitoun by Dave Eggers. Discussion Leader: Bill Hamilton, Liberal Studies

Monday, November 1, 2010 at 7 pm: My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor. Discussion Leader: Gwen Hunnicutt, Sociology Department

Monday, December 6, 2010 at 4 pm (note the earlier start): Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope. Discussion Leader: Hephzibah Roskelly, English Department

Monday, January 24, 2011 at 7 pm: The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson. Discussion Leaders: Janne Cannon, Microbiology and Immunology (UNC Chapel Hill) and Rob Cannon, Biology

Monday, February 28, 2011 at 7 pm: Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold by C.S. Lewis. Discussion Leader: Christopher Hodgkins, English Department

Monday, March 28, 2011 at 7 pm: Children of Dust by Ali Eteraz. Discussion Leader: Jeff Jones, History Department.


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