Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Book Club with Suhayl Saadi

We will be offering a one credit, four evening course with our GW-British Council Writer in Residence Suhayl Saadi. You will have the chance to read three of his favorite novels and discuss them with him: Monsieur Shoushana's Lemon Trees by Patricia Duncker; How Late It Was, How Late by James Kelman; and This Other Salt by Aamer Hussein.

The course meets every Tuesday evening in October from 7-8:30 PM in Rome 663 (Oct, 7, 14, 21, 28). To receive credit you will keep a reading journal, and submit to the department chair at the end of the course a meditation on your readings. If you would like to be admitted, please submit a one paragraph statement of interest and a completed add/drop form to the English Department Main Office, Rome 760, by Friday 9/26. The course's official title is "Studies in Contemporary Literature" and its CRN is 57525. The course is not as stuffy as this sounds: really, it is a free flowing book club that allows you to get to know a major British author well. We overuse this phrase on the blog, but I am going to say it again: this is a once in lifetime opportunity! Don't believe me? Look at the blog archive ffrom last spring and see the reactions to the version of the course given by Nadeem Aslam, our first GW-BC WiR. Plus, look at his chapeau: this guy is cool.

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