Great Books Foundation Names
Valentina Texera-Parissi New CEO


The Board of Directors of Chicago-based educational nonprofit organization the Great Books Foundation announced today that Valentina Texera-Parissi will succeed Joseph Coulson as Chief Executive Officer.

Big Ideas in Popular Culture

Let’s talk movies, music, and TV!


These three anthologies on music, film, and television make great gifts! Buy all three books in this handsome boxed set.

Great Books Connections

OPINION: Here’s a way teachers can help break down equity barriers in high school: reading aloud to students

High School Students smiling in class It is harder now for high school students to focus on and make sense of long, complex texts, particularly the underserved students who were already struggling with reading.
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Gainesville Great Books Group

In February 2018, the Great Books Group in Gainesville, Florida, will celebrate its 20th anniversary. Perhaps even more noteworthy than that, we will have met every month for the past 20 years, often more than once a month. Currently we are at 234 months and counting.
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Great Books Chicago

Big Ideas in Popular Culture

Depaul University Conference Center, Downtown Chicago May 4–6, 2018

The great ideas are all around us! Across music, film, and television, popular culture is a rich source of compelling writing on ideas central to our modern world. We know you’ll enjoy diving into this treasure trove of human expression and discussing the vibrant and provocative short stories, poems, memoirs, essays, and journalism in these volumes.