Society’s leaders, whether guided by military, political, or pastoral aims, have tried to create their own versions of “the perfect world.” Can human beings, given all their prejudices and foibles, create a perfect society? Have we ever succeeded in reaching this goal? If you’re intrigued by these questions and live in the Tampa Bay area, we encourage you to attend the Tampa Great Books Council’s one-day conference on September 16 at the Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club. The event will consider what can happen when we attempt to mold the complex communities in which we live into our vision of a perfect state and will focus on discussions of 5 selections from our new anthology Imperfect Ideal: Utopian and Dystopian Visions. For just $45 you’ll get a copy of the text, lunch, and a day of engaging discussions!

For more information contact Patrick DeMarco.

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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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