Harrison Reading Community

Every month the Harrison Reading Community meets to discuss various literary texts centered upon issues of race, class, religion, gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation.

A Provostial grant for the Campus for Community allows Harrison to provide copies of the texts selected for discussion.

Texts selected have included: Between the World and Me; Go Set a Watchman; Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, the History of an Idea; How Does it Feel to be a Problem: Being Young and Arab in America; and the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

The texts for the 2019-2020 academic year are:

  • Circe by Madeline Miller (September 15, 2019 at 11:00 AM)
  • The Testaments by Margaret Atwood (October 6, 2019 at 11:00 AM)
  • There There by Tommy Orange (November 10, 2019 at 11:00 AM)
  • Educated by Tara Westover (January 26, 2020 at 11:00 AM)
  • Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America by Eliza Griswold (March 29, 2020 at 11:00 AM)
  • Exit West by Moshin Hamid (April 19, 2020 at 11:00 AM)