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Great Books Reading Group discussions will be held online this fall!

We may be physically separated from each other for the time being, but we can still connect with great minds from the past and share ideas with one another during these challenging times.


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Join UNC faculty discussion leaders for a robust discussion of classic texts, ancient to modern. Reading groups will meet on successive Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 10 am to 12 pm over Zoom chat, and each participant will receive a copy of the book before the first session. Due to the nature of the reading groups, refunds cannot be offered. Seats are limited to 14 participants, so sign up early to reserve your seat!


To enroll in one or more of the Great Books Reading Groups visit our registration page and click the “register” button for “Great Books Reading Groups–Tuesday Mornings.”  From there, you can select the book group(s) of your choice. You can also register over the phone by calling us at 919-962-1544. We will send you a copy of the book and a reading preparation guide approximately three to four weeks before the first meeting (or as soon as you register if less than three weeks before).

Fall 2020 VIRTUAL Book Groups

Tuesdays, September 1 & 8   **SOLD OUT**
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Henry Veggian, Teaching Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature

Tuesday, September 15  **SOLD OUT**
Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
David M. Monje, Teaching Assistant Professor of Communication

Tuesdays, September 22 & 29  **SOLD OUT**
Everything Flows by Vasily Grossman
Eren Tasar, Associate Professor of History

Wednesday, October 7  **SOLD OUT**
Being There by Jerzy Kosinski
Eliza Rose, Assistant Professor of Central European Studies

Wednesdays, October 28 & November 4  **SOLD OUT**
The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood
Pamela Cooper, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature

Wednesdays, November 11 & 18  **SOLD OUT**
Midaq Alley by Naguib Mahfouz 

Nadia Yaqub, Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Tuesdays, December 1 & 8  **SOLD OUT**
Njal’s Saga by Anonymous

Paul Roberge, Professor of Germanic Languages and Professor of Linguistics


If an event is marked *Sold Out* – email with your First & Last name, and phone number to be added to the waitlist

Books provided by Flyleaf Books

Instructions for using Zoom chat can be found here, or give us a call and let us walk you through the process.