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.
Grants are available for visits to temporary exhibitions or special engagement performances sponsored by museums, libraries, arts presenters, and universities. Funds may be used for travel and admission or registration, but not for material items (books, etc.).
Propose a Reading Group
Proposals should include:
- 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
Faculty Reading Group
Open to faculty and staff. Meets monthly on Mondays at 4:15 p.m., Stokes 102.
Rajeswari Mohan (email@example.com)
Group started with Chinua Achebe's The Arrow of God, to join Tri-College events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the novel's publication.
List of Readings and Meeting Dates:
- September 22: Chinua Achebe, The Arrow of God (1964)
Theme for remainder of the year: "Theory Novels."
- October 20: Jonathan Franzen, The Corrections (2002)
- November 17: Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad (2011)
- December 15: Teju Cole, Open City (2012)
- January 26: Alan Hollinghurst, A Stranger's Child (2011)
- February 16: Lorrie Moore, The Gate at the Stairs (2010)
- March 16: Jeffery Eugenides' The Marriage Plot (2012)
- April 20: Sam Lipsyte, The Ask (2011)
- May 18: Ben Lerner, Leaving Attocha Station (2011)
Poetry Reading Group (PRG)
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.
Born From War: Underrepresented Voices of the Vietnamese Diaspora
Organized by Catheline Phan '18
Evoking the memory of the HCAH/Office of the President's November 2014 symposium "Vietnam War in Poetry: Ancient History or Prescient Harbinger," we will be examining the effects of the Vietnam War through the lens of various Vietnamese perspectives. To do so, we will discuss specific themes present within the anthology "Watermark: Vietnamese American Poetry and Prose."
The group will meet for 4 sessions during the second half of the 2014-2015 spring semester. Food and an exciting trip to South Philly will be provided!
Interested? Email firstname.lastname@example.org by 3/16.
Winter Break Reading Group: "The Bone Clocks"
Organized by Brett Pogostin, the group will read "The Bone Clocks" by David Mitchell. The group will meet once a week over the first three weeks in the spring semester to talk about the novel. English Professor Laura McGrane will act as faculty adviser and discussion facilitator. Participants: Elizabeth DeJong '18, Sabrina Emms '18, Susan Kelly '18, Nava Kidon '18. Erica Lauren Kriner '18, Mandy Levine '18, Oliver Maupin '18. Mia O'Reily '18, Lucas Richie '18 and Eliana von Krusenstiern '18.