Great Conversation Reading Group

Dec 2022 JOYCE – A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Jan 2023 HEMINGWAY – The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber

Feb 2023 SOPHOCLES: Ajax, Electra

Mar 2023 PLATO: Timaeus

Apr 2023 ARISTOTLE: On the Parts of Animals [Book I, Ch. 1—Book II, Ch. 1], On the Generation of Animals [Book I, Ch. 1, 17-18, 20-23]

May 2023 LUCRETIUS: On the Nature of Things [Book V-VI]

Jun 2023 VIRGIL: The Eclogues, The Georgics

Jul 2023 ST. THOMAS AQUINAS: Summa Theologica [Part I, QQ 65-74]

Aug 2023 ST. THOMAS AQUINAS: Summa Theologica [Part I, QQ 90-102]

Sep 2023 CHAUCER: Canterbury Tales [Prologue, Knight’s Tale, Miller’s Prologue and Tale, Reeve’s Prologue and Tale, Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale, Friars Prologue and Tale, Summoner’s Prologue and Tale, Pardoner’s Prologue and Tale]

Oct 2023 SHAKESPEARE: The Tragedy of King Richard II, The First Part of King Henry IV, The Second Part of King Henry IV, The Life of King Henry V

Nov 2023 HARVEY: On the Generation of Animals [Introduction—Exercise 62]

Dec 2023 CERVANTES: Don Quixote [Part II]

Jan 2024 KANT: Critique of Judgement [Critique of Teleological Judgement]

Feb 2024 GOETHE: Faust [Part II]

Mar 2024 DARWIN: The Descent of Man [Part I; Part III, Ch. 21]

Apr 2024 MARX: Capital [Part VII-VIII]

May 2024 JAMES: Principles of Psychology [Ch. I, V-VII]

Jun 2024 FREUD: A General Introduction to Psycho-analysis

Jul 2024 BOSWELL: The Life of Samuel Johnson

Aug 2024 ERASMUS: In Praise of Folly

Sep 2024 HUIZINGA: The Waning of the Middle Ages [XI – XXIII]

Oct 2024 EDDINGTON: The Expanding Universe

Nov 2024 T.S. ELIOT: The Waste Land

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