Reading for UConn Reads

By Anne D'Alleva

Explore the world of classic fiction and participate in the selection process for UConn Reads 2012-13 with Anne D'Alleva, Associate Professor of Art History and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Chair of the UConn Reads Steering Committee.

Our Finalists!

After a long, friendly, and wide-ranging discussion, the UConn Reads Steering Committee has selected the finalists for this year’s classic fiction project:

F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude

Any of these books would make a wonderful focus for a community reading project, and each offers distinctive possibilities.

Unfortunately, we can only choose one book. I have to admit that I’m struggling with this limit, but it’s important to remember that each of these books is part of UConn Reads for having been selected as a finalist – and I hope many members of our UConn community will join the Steering Committee in reading all four of them.

I’ll be blogging about each book over the next few weeks as the committee deliberates (we’ll announce our chosen book in mid-October), and I’d like to ask the UConn community to share their thoughts about them. Which book would you most like to read together, and why? What kinds of programming could we develop around each of these choices?

Please feel free to share your thoughts here.