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Woodstock Event / Eight Books That Changed America (Note New Location)

November 10, 2018 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM


10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Eight Books that Changed America

Joseph Luzzi / Bard College

What 8 books are a must for every lover of literature? And how did each of these groundbreaking works, in its unique way, "change America"? Award-winning scholar and teacher Professor Joseph Luzzi will explore this question with participants in a presentation devoted to exploring the riches of literary expression. We will discuss such world-renowned classics as Dante's Divine Comedy and Shakespeare's Othello, and also cover more recent works including Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird and Joseph Heller's Catch 22 (the 4 other books will be revealed during the event!).

Professor Luzzi will show how these fascinating works help us understand some of the most pressing concerns today, including the nature of religious faith, questions of personal identity, even the quest for the "American Dream." Participants will be encouraged to develop their own list of "essential reading," as Professor Luzzi helps them acquire the skills necessary for enriching their encounters with books of all kinds in our ever-changing society.

Joseph Luzzi / Bard College
Joseph Luzzi is a Literature and Italian Professor at Bard College, and was previously a Visiting Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received the Scaglione Prize for his teaching. He is also the author of the audio course, "The Art of Reading." Professor Luzzi previously taught at Yale University, where he was awarded a Yale College Teaching Prize.


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