As XMAS is a busy time here’s the line up for the next few months – put it all on your list to Santa! (this is possibly subject to change – we might come across something way too excellent to resist … )
DECEMBER – I’ve Never Read Her HOLIDAYS SPECIAL & SECOND BDAY PARTY – Babette’s Feast, Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen)
Wednesday, 11th December 2013, 7pm
Drink and be merry! Enjoy a feast of mulled wine and mince pies over our December read – all welcome! PDF version available here. More info coming on Blixen later today.
JANUARY – The Gendering of Language: A Comparision of Gender Equality in Countries with Gendered, Natural Gender, and Genderless Languages, Jennifer L. Prewitt-Freilino & T. Andrew Caswell & Emmi K. Laakso
Wednesday, 8th January 2014, 7pm
We’re going to wake ourselves up from the slumber of the holidays with an essay exploring the relationship between the gendering of language and gender equality. If you have trouble locating this essay please email firstname.lastname@example.org – handouts will be provided when we meet in December.
FEBRUARY – The Year of Magical Thinking – The Play / After Life, Joan Didion
Wednesday, 12th February 2014, 7pm
This play is Didion’s own adaptation of her own memoir, The Year of Magical Thinking about the death of her husband,the screenwriter John Gregory Dunne. The play, which also touches upon the death of Didion’s daughter – the subject of her memoir Blue Nights, was performed in New York in 2007 and then here in London in 2008 by Vanessa Redgrave.
PDF version of After Life available here.
MARCH – The Female Body, Margret Atwood
Wednesday, 12th March 2014, 7pm
Finally we’re doing Atwood …
PDF version available here