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Smithsonian Associates - Entertaining, Informative, Eclectic, Insightful

This program has been canceled. Ticket holders will be notified about credit and/or refund options.

Windows on the World: Reading Literature from Many Cultures

Evening Program

Monday, October 19, 2020 - 6:45 p.m.
Code: 1H0486C
$25 - Member
$35 - Non-Member

Please Note: This program has an rescheduled date (originally May 4, 2020).

Since we live in a globalized world, what better way to learn about a variety of distinctive cultures and their histories than to delve into a good story? Read across time and place to consider how authors offer windows into fully imagined worlds different from our own.

Join Lisbeth Strimple Fuisz, a lecturer in the English department at Georgetown University, in spirited lectures and informal discussions about four compelling novels. Participants should read the book prior to class. Sherry and cookies are available for refreshment.


The God of Small Things (1997) by Arundhati Roy

Winner of the Booker Prize, this novel depicts the childhood of fraternal twins Rahel and Esthappen, whose family is visited by personal and political tragedies.

If you are interested in additional sessions to this course, please click here.

S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)