Join the Reading Club for THE SCARLET LETTER
Please join us for our next meeting on Monday, August 22nd, at 6 pm (online). This time our discussion shall be on Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter (1850) – a classic in more than one way: Hawthorne’s alleged masterpiece, a key text of the “American Renaissance,” and a romance featuring one of American literature’s first feminist heroines, Heather Prynne.
If you would like to join us, please write us an E-Mail and we will provide you with the link and password to our meeting room.
What is the Reading Club?
The idea behind our project is a good old-fashioned Reading Club in which the “classics” are discussed in an informal setting. The Reading Club 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 you actually get the chance to discuss your reading experience afterwards; three, despite our passion for visual media, it is sometimes nice to return to the written word.
We’re looking forward to seeing you and until then, happy reading!
Sarina Geisler und Augustin Rauch
Hawthorne, Nathaniel (2016 ). The Scarlett Letter. New York: Penguin.