Inspiring ideas,
dialogue, and lives.

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

GBF/Studs Terkel Archive Partnership

Studs Terkel The Great Books Foundation is proud to be partnering with the Studs Terkel Radio Archive, the Chicago History Museum, and WFMT, to bring compelling audio to high school students across the country. GBF has developed an innovative high school curriculum based on interviews conducted by Studs Terkel with civil rights activists in the 1960s and 1970s.
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GBF/PBS Free Webinar

Cover of Penguin Classics Little Women by Louisa May Alcott On Thursday, May 24, the Great Books Foundation will co-present a free webinar, “Little Women for a New Generation,” with MASTERPIECE on PBS LearningMedia™ and WGBH Education. This interactive session on Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel is designed for teachers of sixth grade and higher, and will be held at 6:00 p.m. CDT / 7:00 p.m. EDT. Registration is limited, so sign up today!
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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.