ALLnewThe first annual conference of the Alliance for Liberal Learning will take place November 6 and 7 in downtown Chicago’s historic Jeweler’s Building, also home to the Great Books Foundation. In keeping with the theme of “Citizens,” focus of this year’s Chicago Humanities Festival, the Great Books Foundation will be donating complimentary copies of their publication Citizens of the World: Readings in Human Rights (expanded edition), to all attendees of the conference.

For more information about the conference please visit the Alliance for Liberal Learning web site.
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  1. Mary OMalley says:

    Hi
    Could you please please start a female based Great Books initiative?
    Love it all but still feel weighed down by males
    I actually prefer male writing to female writing with of course exceptions and I think it is due to male overexposure the ear has been tainted by the male voice.
    One could easily create a comitte with the likes of Anne Varson, belle hooks, Karen Armstrong, Alice Walker and so many others.
    This would be excellent PR and would sell like hot cakes –trust me-.
    Then after several years you could do other non signified voices in our world.
    Way cool.
    And I think
    Harold Bloom would concur
    Let Sappho have her voice back!

    1. Sharon Crowley says:

      Hi Mary,

      Thank you for your very timely comment! I’m delighted to tell you about our latest publication: “Her Own Accord: American Women on Identity, Culture, and Community.” We were thrilled to publish our first collection of women’s writing last month. You can read the table of contents & purchase a copy by clicking the title link–you can also watch a video about the book. We hope you enjoy Her Own Accord as much as we do!

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