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Great Books Connections

Talking about Banned Books Week

Joseph Coulson, President, Great Books Foundation.

Here are four books that according to the American Library Association have been banned or challenged in the United States over the last five years: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison; Brave New World by Aldous Huxley; The Color Purple by Alice Walker; and
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Congratulations 2016 MacArthur Fellows!

We’re especially delighted the MacArthur Foundation honored poet Claudia Rankine for her work “illuminating the emotional and psychic tensions that mark the experiences of many living in twenty-first-century America.” Foundation president Joseph Coulson taught Citizen, her most recent book, at the Great Books Summer Program at Stanford University earlier
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Alliance for Liberal Learning Fall Conference

ALLnew“Making Connections,” the second annual conference for the Alliance for Liberal Learning, will take place October 27 and October 28 in Chicago, Illinois. The ALL conference brings together representatives from institutions both academic and outside the academy—schools and colleges with formal great books and core texts curricula, residential and
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