Ten Great Books 2018 - get an invite today
The Faculty of Arts proudly presents 10 Great Books – a Melbourne Masterclass – designed to challenge, revise and reveal the legacy of great books.
Each month, from February to November, we explore a great book in a supportive and lively masterclass environment, guided by an internationally renowned academic. This popular series was booked out in 2017, so subscribe to the Faculty of Arts Community Education mailing list today to be among the first to hear when tickets for our 2018 series are released.
In 2018 we will:
- Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the classic gothic novel 'Frankenstein'
- Explore re-workings of two epic poems (Homer’s Odyssey and Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde, with Ulysses and A Double Sorrow respectively)
- Unpack quintessential plays (Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof)
- Tackle several key political works (Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four and Hannah Arendt’s ‘Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil')
- Debate social commentary texts by Jonathan Swift’s satirical eighteenth-century essay on attitudes towards the poor in his 'A Modest Proposal', and Spanish 16th Century friar Bartolomé de las Casas’ account against the treatment of indigenous Americans in 'A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies', and
- Examine Australian novelist Patrick White’s 'Voss', a novel about 19th Century Prussian explorer and naturalist Ludwig Leichhardt.
Ten Great Books is immensely popular and sells out every year - sign up to be the first in the know and be in a position to book your place!