Western Canon Book Club

Join writer Joseline Yu, literature blogger Henry Oliver, and award-winning video game writer Charlene Putney to discuss the gems of the Western literature!

Would you like to dive deeply into the books that have shaped the way we think, feel, and interact with the world? Join Joseline Yu, Henry Oliver, and Charlene Putney for the Western Canon Book Club! We’ll discuss important pieces of Western literature and guide you through a journey of timeless stories, characters, and ideas.

Whether you’re a lifelong bookworm or just curious about the classics, this series offers a welcoming space for thoughtful discussion and discovery. Join us for this journey, from the ancient epics of Homer to the complex characters of Shakespeare and the moral dilemmas of Dorian Gray. We can’t wait for you to come!

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1January 9, 2024The Iliad by Homer

Explore the epic tale of heroes, gods, and the Trojan War. Hosted by Joseline Yu.
2February 8, 2024Oedipus Plays: Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles

Delve into the tragic stories of the House of Thebes. Hosted by Joseline Yu.
3March 7, 2024Metamorphoses by Ovid

Discover the transformative power of myths and legends. Hosted by Joseline Yu.
4April 4, 2024Lais of Marie de France by Marie de France

Experience the world of medieval romance and chivalry. Hosted by Joseline Yu.
5May 2, 2024Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Anonymous

Uncover the virtues and challenges of knighthood. Hosted by Joseline Yu.
6June 6, 2024Shakespeare’s Kings: Tempest, Hamlet, Richard III by Shakespeare

A look at leadership and power through the lens of Shakespeare. Hosted by Henry Oliver.
7July 11, 2024Young Werther by Goethe

Understand the emotional turmoil of love and loss. Hosted by Henry Oliver.
82024, TBDEmma by Jane Austen

Explore the complexities of social class and relationships. Hosted by Henry Oliver.
92024, TBDFathers and Sons by Turgenev

Witness the generational clash in 19th-century Russia. Hosted by Henry Oliver.
102024, TBDThe Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Examine the moral implications of eternal youth. Hosted by Henry Oliver.
112024, TBDOne Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Uncover the harsh realities and hidden hopes in Solzhenitsyn’s gripping account of Soviet labor camp. Hosted by Charlene Putney.
122024, TBDToo Loud A Solitude by Bohumil Hrabal

Explore the life of a man obsessed with books, in a world that doesn’t appreciate them. Hosted by Charlene Putney.

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