The MPC Great Books Program Presents:

Robert Hass

Reading from his Selected Works

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Recognized as one of America’s finest poets, Robert Hass has been awarded the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, the National Book Critics’ Circle Award twice, the Yale Series of Younger Poets, and the 2014 Wallace Stevens Award. He is a professor of English at UC Berkeley, his collection of poems entitled Time and Materials won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize in 1997. 

Monterey Peninsula College Campus
Monday, April 3, 2017 • 7:00pm
Sam Karas Room, Library & Technology Building
Admission free but limited seating.

Book sales and signing to follow!

 

For more information, contact David Clemens at (831) 646-4267

 

 

 


 

Catherine Sevcenko

Speaking on: 

"No Books Are More Equal Than Others:

Opposing the New Campus Censorship" 

Catherine Sevcenko 

Monterey Peninsula College Campus
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 • 7:00pm
Sam Karas Room, Library and Technology Building
Admission free but limited seating.


  
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The MPC Great Books Program Presents:

William Deresiewicz

Speaking on: 

What Is College For?

 

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Fore more information contact David Clemens at (831) 646-4267


 

David Steiner on 

"The Humanities at Risk: why we should champion Great Art, Great Music and Great Books"

 

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Matt Kish on 

"The Marriage of Great Books and Visual Art"

 

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Matt Kish
Matt Kish illustrated all 527 pages of Herman Melville's Moby-Dick into his own art-picture-book called Moby-Dick in Pictures: One Picture for Every Page

 

  

 


MPC Great Books Program Presents:

a Colloquium on Great Books and Democracy

 

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Robert Pinsky

United States Poet Laureate

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Victor Davis Hanson 

Classicist, Historian, Author,Nationally syndicated columnist

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Dana Gioia 

Former Director, The National Endowment for the Arts

 

  


 

 MPC Great Books Program Visiting Scholar:

Mark Edmundson

 

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Mark Edmundson 

University Professor at University of Virginia, author of Why Read?

  “Can Rock and Roll Save Your Life?”

  “Why Does Love Have to be So Sad?”

“Football: The Lure of the Game”

 http://c-spanvideo.org/program/WhyRea

 


 


 

 

David Shields 


David Shields

Author of Reality Hunger and How Literature Saved My Life

The novel has been a cornerstone of Western thought and culture, a monumental medium, a fixture in the firmament of how we interpret life. But it's also been deconstructed and even attacked in its current form. Author Shields, one of the new re-thinkers of the novel, has waged an assault on what the traditional novel which he calls "no longer germane" to our lives today. He's done it in a vein of a series of books that break apart the mold and re-arranges it in fashion that he says is more aligned with real modern lives. As part of MPC's heralded Great Books Program, he comes to talk about his experiments with the book formerly known as the novel.

 

 

 


 

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 Robert Hass 

United States Poet Laureate, National Book Award, Pulitzer Prize

  

 

 


 

 

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Robert Mezey
Poet and translator of the poetry of Jorge Luis Borges

 

   


 

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Robert Pinsky
United States Poet Laureate

 

 


 

   Donald Hall  

Donald Hall

United States Poet Laureate

Donald Hall received his Bachelors Degree from Harvard and a B.Litt. from Oxford. He served as Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, commonly known as the United States Poet Laureate in 2006. He gives a vibrant and dramatic reading of his work in this timeless video from the MPC Great Books Collection.

 



 

MPC Great Books Program Presents:

a Colloquium on Imaginative Freedom and Political Freedom

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Mark Edmundson 

University Professor at University of Virginia, author of Why Read?

Mark Edmundson appears courtesy of the Monterey Peninsula College Great Books Program Colloquium with an articulate discussion on Freedom. A must see for students of literature, political science, philosophy and culture.


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Clare Cavanagh 

National Book Critics Circle Award for Lyric Poetry and Modern Politics

Another exploration into Freedom of the Imagination and Political Freedom presented by the Monterey Peninsula College Great Books Program Colloquium.

 


Mark Bauerlein

Mark Bauerlein
Author of The Dumbest Generation

 

 

 

 


 


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 Zachary Mason 

Author of The Lost Books of the Odyssey

Great Books and Democracy presented by the Monterey Peninsula College Great Books Program Colloquium

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Derek Walcott

Nobel Laureate, author of Omeros

 


 

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Jane Shaw 

"Why do Great Books Matter?"

Jane Shaw joins Andy Nash for a frank conversation about the "Great Books," and how these legacy texts of our culture are taught -- and not taught -- in the classroom today. Ms. Shaw is president of The John William Pope Center for Higher Education Reform in North Carolina.

 

 


 
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Victor Davis Hanson
Classicist, Historian, Author, Nationally syndicated columnist

  

 


 

 

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David Denby
http://c-spanvideo.org/program/GreatBoo

 



 

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Interview with David Clemens on YouTube 

 

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