For Faculty: Working & Reading Groups
The Center provides up to $2,500 ($1000 stipend for the faculty convener) per year for Faculty Working Groups of local scholars focusing on a common research interest. Groups should be led by a Haverford faculty member and generally be constituted by at least five members, several of whom should be drawn from Haverford's faculty.
- American Studies–Gustavus Stadler, English, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Barak Mendelsohn, email@example.com
How to Apply
Proposals for Working Groups should include a description that includes format, possible participants, timing, and schedule, and projected budget, as well as an explanation of the intellectual scope of the project and its relationship to Haverford's academic program.
Deadlines: Please email your application by 5 p.m., Monday, October 18th, 2013 to Associate Director Emily Cronin at firstname.lastname@example.org The next deadline will be March 2nd, 2014.
Reading Groups gather regularly to study texts of mutual interest. Some groups are student-driven, some for faculty only, and others are a mix of students, staff, and faculty. Up to $750 is available for books and refreshments.
Note: Students and staff may be included, but only when faculty organizers choose to invite them into the group.
Current Reading Groups
Henry James and his Contemporaries
- September 23: Portrait of a Lady (James)
- October 21: House of Mirth OR The Age of Innocence (Wharton)
- November 18: The Bostonians (James)
- December 16: Sister Carrie (Dreiser)
- January 27: Wings of the Dove (James)
- February 24: Room with a View OR Where Angels Fear to Tread (Forster)
- March 24: The Golden Bowl (James)
- April 21: To the Lighthouse OR Between the Acts (Woolf)
- May 19: TBD
Lacan and the Return to Communism: The Meaning of Radical Politics in the 21st Century
Tyler Harper '14, email@example.com
Open to students, staff, and faculty
Informational Meeting: Monday, September 9th, 4:15pm, Stokes 102
Poetry Reading Group
Naomi Goodman '14, firstname.lastname@example.org
PRG discusses poetry the way we all found it first: outside of the classroom. Bring a few copies of a poem that you like/don't like/want to talk about by a poet other than yourself.
Open to students, faculty and staff and meets Thursdays at 9:00 pm, Woodside Cottage.
Proposing a Reading Group
Send a pdf as an attachment to an email. In the subject line, type in "Reading Group-Your Surname" in the subject line, and send to email@example.com.
- Description of the group's format
- Possible participants
- Tentative schedule
- Projected budget (food, guests, books)
- Explanation of the project's intellectual scope and relationship to Haverford's academic program
Deadlines: Please email your application by 5 p.m., Monday, October 18th, 2013 for Fall. The Spring deadline will be March 2nd, 2014.
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Madonna, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Aretha Franklin, Annie Lennox, Britney Spears, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey-what is a diva, after all? What are its origins, if locatable, and how has the term evolved and developed musically, temporally, and culturally? Limited spaces; open to students, staff, and faculty. To apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, October 23rd.
Organized by Andreea Bailuc HC '11
Curatorial & Research Intern, Slought Foundation
Deadline: Sunday, October 2nd
Edward Albee's play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf was written in 1962 and caused a storm of controversy upon its release. This reading group will meet once a week and attempt to read, understand, and ultimately adapt into film Albee's original masterpiece. If you are interested in participating in any capacity, read on for details!
Thursdays, Woodside Cottage 9-10 PM The Poetry Reading Group discusses poetry the way we all found it first: outside of the classroom. Bring a few copies of a poem that you like/don't like/want to talk about by a poet other than yourself. We promise hummus. Contact: email@example.com
Organized by JP Bowditch. Open to students, staff, and faculty; stop by an info session at 4:00pm in Gest 101 on Wednesday, 5/4, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more information.
Michel Foucault is one of the mostly widely cited figures in the humanities, one of the most influential philosophers of the past one hundred years, and one of the most challenging to read and comprehend. Join us this summer in HCA 30 1B to untangle Foucault's classic text Discipline and Punish over food and drink.
Monday, January 24, 4:15 PM, Stokes 102: Given the dire urgency of our current economic and ecological crises, perhaps some new insights can be gained from both classic and contemporary accounts of the nature and possible futures of capitalist society. This reading group, open to all bi-co students and faculty, proposes to study the works of Karl Marx's Capital (Volume 1).
Thursdays, Woodside Cottage 9-10 PM The Poetry Reading Group discusses poetry the way we all found it first: outside of the classroom. Bring a few copies of a poem that you like/don't like/want to talk about by a poet other than yourself. We promise hummus. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
- Poetry Reading Group
- Talmud Reading Group
- Ancient Greek Lyric Poetry Reading Group
- Wittgenstein Reading Group
- Talmud Reading Group
- Bible as Literary Text Reading Group
- Against the Day Thomas Pynchon Reading Group
- Derrida Reading Group
- Death of a Discipline Gayatri Spivak Reading Group
- Literary House
- Epic Books
- Finnegans Wake