The Big Read

Join the Big Read

The College of Language & Letters invites the campus to join us by reading the following books for our Big Read.


Fall 2018: The Odyssey

Author: Homer

We strongly recommend the Penguin Classic edition, with its award-winning translation by Robert Fagles

Big Read Chats

  • October 12th | 2:00-3:00 p.m. | Hinckley Chapel
  • November 29th | 2:00-3:00 p.m. | Hinckley Chapel

Winter & Spring 2019: Young Goodman Brown and Other Tales

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne

We recommend an edition from Oxford World’s Classics. It is a little shorter than the Penguin Classic edition, but includes most of Hawthorne’s major short stories, including one left out of the Penguin: “The Gentle Boy.” “The Gentle Boy” was Hawthorne’s family’s favorite tale, and one still relevant to a problem we face today: religious intolerance.

Big Read Chats

  • February 7th | 2:00-3:00p.m. | Hinckley Chapel
  • March 14th | 2:00-3:00p.m. | Hinckley Chapel
  • May 9th | 2:00-3:00 p.m. | Hinckley Chapel

Fall 2019: The Winter’s Tale

Author: William Shakespeare

"The Winter's Tale" will be performed Fall of 2019

More information TBA

Big Read Chats

  • TBA