Join the Reading Club for THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S WOMAN - No.2
The Reading Club will meet again on Tuesday, August 24th from 6 to 8 pm (s.t.) to discuss The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles (1969).
This will be our second meeting in which we will discuss the novel.
You have not been at our last meeting? No problem. Feel free to join us this time.
We hope you have made yourselves comfortable in the nineteenth century because our next book, John Flowes' The French Lieutenant's Woman (1969), is set in Victorian England. The story is about the respectable Charles Smithson, who falls in love with Sarah Woodruff. Yet, Sarah is a "disgraced woman" and Charles engaged to Ernestina Freeman. If you would like to find out how that stacks up in the Victorian era, we invite you to read and discuss this novel at our next meeting.
Our good old-fashioned Reading Club provides a setting in which the classics are discussed in an informal way. This was inspired by three observations: one, there are way too many canonical literary works that we haven’t read – but probably should; two, it might be more fun to engage with these texts when we actually get the chance to discuss our reading experience afterwards; three, despite our passion for visual media, it is sometimes nice to return to the written word.
Even if you are not part of the English Department, please feel free to drop by and have a little chat.
Here is the link to our Webex room:
In case you don't have prior experience with Webex, all you need to do is click on the link, enter your name (e-mail is optional), and you should be in! Remember to check your microphone and webcam settings to see if things work. If all else fails, try exiting and clicking on the link again, or contact me at: augustin.rauch
We’re looking forward to seeing you and until then, have fun reading!
Sarina Geisler and Augustin Rauch