Connections: The UTC English Department Blog
02/28/2019   View Online →

The Take on ‘Take Five’

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Dr. Aaron Shaheen, George C. Connor Professor of American Literature

“Take Five” refers to the five different books chosen by the five different UTC faculty who present them. These books all center around some theme [and] try to be both broad and engaging enough to attract a wide-ranging audience and to attract a number of different interpretations. — Dr. Aaron Shaheen

If you’re feeling hesitant to attend a Take Five session, Dr. Shaheen reassures us that “current students who are already overloaded with tests and assignments can experience literature in a low-impact and very friendly environment. And there’s a free dinner involved. Come for the food and stay for the learning and camaraderie!”

The upcoming Take Five sessions will be on March 19th where Dr. Matthew Guy will speak on Thomas Berger’s Little Big Man, and on April 2nd, the final session of the year, where former host Verbie Prevost will speak on Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere.

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