Prof. David Coury of Humanistic Studies will make the first presentation in the spring portion of the Great Books series at 6:30 p.m. next Tuesday (Feb. 11) at the Brown County central library. He’ll lead a discussion of the classic German medieval epic Das Nibelungenlied (Lay of the Nibelungen), which was the basis for Richard Wagner’s operatic cycle. The event is free and open to the public.
Fall 2013 programs in the Humanistic Studies unit’s Great Books Discussion Series begin at 6:30 p.m. next Tuesday (Sept. 10) with a presentation by UW-Green Bay visiting scholar Luisa Etxenike. Programs take place at the Brown County Central Library.
Etxenike’s topic is the Gustave Flaubert novel Madame Bovary. Etxenike is a novelist and short story writer who teaches at the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao, Spain. Her published novels include El detective de sonidos (2011), El ángulo ciego (Euskadi Literary Award 2009), Los peces negros (2005), Vino (2000), El mal más grave (1997) and Efectos secundarios (1996), and two short story collections. She has also translated to Spanish the works of several French authors.
At UW-Green Bay this fall, Etxenike team-teaches the courses World Literature and Contar con Cuentos (Count with Stories) with faculty members Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz and Cristina Ortiz, respectively.
The Great Books Discussion series meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the board room of the Brown County Central Library, 515 Pine St. Faculty members from UW-Green Bay’s Humanistic Studies program lead the discussions.
The fall schedule:
• Sept. 10, Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, led by Luisa Etxenike
• Oct. 8, The Dream of the Red Chamber/Story of the Stone by Ts’ao Hsueh-ch’in, led by David Coury
• Nov. 12, Passing by Nella Larsen, led by J. Vincent Lowery
• Dec. 10, The Blue Hour by Alonso Cueto, led by Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz
The Brown County Library offers these titles in a variety of formats. Copies can be reserved or downloaded from the library’s online catalog at www.browncountylibrary.org. The discussions are free and open to anyone interested in participating.
The spring installment of the Great Books Discussion Group series resumes at 6:30 p.m. a week from Tuesday (March 13) at the Brown County Central Library, 515 Pine St. The book talk by Humanistic Studies faculty members at UW-Green Bay will this time feature Prof. David Coury and the Essays of George Orwell.
The spring installment of the Great Books Discussion Group series begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 24) at the Brown County Central Library, 515 Pine St. The opening night facilitator and presenter is Prof. Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz, who will discuss the landmark, 16th century Spanish novella The Life of Lazrarillo de Tormes. It’s the first of five monthly book talks (the second Tuesday of every month) by Humanistic Studies faculty members at UW-Green Bay. Here is the full spring lineup:
• Jan. 24 – The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes, Prof. Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz
• Feb. 14 – Ramayana, Prof. Heidi Sherman
• March 13 – Essays of George Orwell, Prof. David Coury
• April 10 – J.L. Borges Ficciones, Prof. Cristina Ortiz
• May 8 – Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice, Prof. Aeron Haynie
The spring session of the Great Books Discussion Group series begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 24) at the Brown County Central Library, 515 Pine St. The opening night facilitator and presenter is Prof. Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz, who will discuss the landmark, 16th century Spanish novella The Life of Lazrarillo de Tormes. The book is described as a pioneering work of anti-establishment satire that was banned by the Spanish Crown. The presentation by Saxton-Ruiz is the first of five monthly (second Tuesday of every month through May) book talks by Humanistic Studies faculty members at UW-Green Bay. We’ll have the full lineup in our next issue.