What is alien gender? How does the Otherworld express being Othered? In this course, we'll explore questions of gender and sexuality in speculative fiction, moving beyond Ursula LeGuin's classic The Left Hand of Darkness. This class will take a two-pronged approach to understanding the relationship between the queer and the weird, including discussions of writing […]Find out more »
Harvard Book Store welcomes JEANETTE WINTERSON—author of the beloved Oranges are Not the Only Fruit—for a discussion of her latest novel, Frankissstein: A Love Story. About Frankissstein Lake Geneva, 1816. Nineteen-year-old Mary Shelley is inspired to write a story about a scientist who creates a new life-form. In Brexit Britain, a young transgender doctor called Ry […]Find out more »
Harvard Book Store welcomes acclaimed writer and Notre Dame English professor ROY SCRANTON for a discussion of his latest novel, I ❤ Oklahoma! He will be joined in conversation by award-winning performance and visual artist DAVID LEVINE. About I ❤ Oklahoma! Suzie’s seen it all, but now she’s looking for something she lost: a sense of […]Find out more »
Join us for a reading with Sasha Sagan at Cambridge Public Library, interviewed on-stage by Harvard University chaplain Greg Epstein, from her new book For Small Creatures Such as We. Part memoir, part guidebook, and part social history, For Small Creatures Such as We is the first book from the daughter of Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan—a […]Find out more »
Discussing Axiomatic by Maria Tumarkin Read something off the beaten path! Our Small Press Book Club will meet to discuss a book from an independent publisher. To contact our moderator, email email@example.com. Drawing on nine years of research, Axiomatic explores the ways we understand the traumas we inherit and the systems that sustain them. In […]Find out more »
We are excited to be the new host of the Fostering Racial Justice Book Club! About How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi: From the National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a bracingly original approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society—and in ourselves. Ibram X. Kendi’s concept of antiracism […]Find out more »
UPDATE: Hannah Hart will now be joined in conversation by Thomas Sanders and Kelsey Darragh! A collection of recipes, activities, and suggestions about hilarious and joyous ways to celebrate with family, friends, pets, and your entire community, My Drunk Kitchen Holidays! will commemorate holidays from Valentine’s Day to Graduation, Pride Month and International Left-Handers’ Day […]Find out more »
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.