Public Books Circle

Would you like to attend a terrific book discussion led by a UT expert without leaving your home?

The UT Humanities Center now offers a free public book discussion online! Students, faculty, and members of the public are all welcome. With the support of  Union Avenue Books, an independent bookstore, we will help you to keep reading and learning at all stages and walks of life.

On the day of the discussion, you can join a University of Tennessee faculty member in an online book discussion via Zoom. Our UT faculty read widely and deeply into perspectives ranging from the ancients to the moderns, from work in ancient archeology to contemporary poetry, new economic theory, and media studies. Join us to hear an expert in the field talk about the major ideas of a text that you have read, and engage in an enlightening discussion!

Follow this link below to register for the next Public Books Circle!

https://uthumanitiesctr.utk.edu/public/reading.php

 

Upcoming Schedule - All Events Wednesday @ 7pm EST

  • January 20th - STRANGE AS THIS WEATHER HAS BEEN by Ann Pancake 
    • Hosted by Amy J. Elias, Chancellor's Distinguished Professor and UTHC Director
    • Buy the Book Here
    • Register at this Link

  • February 3rd - THE BIBLE WITH AND WITHOUT JESUS by Amy-Jill Levine
    • Hosted by Tina Shepardson, Professor of Religious Studies,  and Erin Darby, Associate Professor of Religious Studies
    • Buy the Book Here
    • Register at this Link

  • February 17th - THE AGE OF PHILLIS by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers
    • Hosted by Katy Chiles, Associate Professor of English
    • Buy the Book Here
    • Register at this Link

  • March 3rd - WANDERLUST: A HISTORY OF WALKING by Rebecca Solnit
    • Hosted by Matthew  Brauer, Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies, MFLL
    • Buy the Book Here
    • Register at this Link

  • March 17th - WHAT TECH CALLS THINKING by Adrian Daub
    • Hosted by Dan Magilow, Professor of German, MFLL
    • Buy the Book Here
    • Register at this Link

  • April 7th - A CHILDREN'S BIBLE by Lydia Millet
    • Hosted by Dawn Coleman, Associate Professor of English
    • Buy the Book Here
    • Register at this Link

  • April 21st - BEOWULF: A NEW TRANSLATION by Maria Headley
    • Hosted by Roy Liuzza, Professor of English
    • Buy the Book Here
    • Register at this Link

  • May 5th - TIGHTROPE: AMERICAN REACHING FOR HOPE by Nicholas Kristof
    • Hosted by R.E. Toledo, Distinguished Lecturer of Spanish, MFLL
    • Buy the Book Here
    • Register at this Link

  • May 19th - HAMNET by Maggie O'Farrell
    • Hosted by Heather Hirschfeld, Professor of English
    • Buy the Book Here
    • Register at this Link

  • June 2nd - ENTITLED: HOW MALE PRIVILEGE HURTS WOMEN by Kate Manne
    • Hosted by Georgi Gardiner, Assistant Professor of Philosophy
    • Buy the Book Here
    • Register at this Link