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Windows on the World: Reading Literature from Many Cultures

Evening Program

Monday, September 21, 2020 - 6:45 p.m.
Code: 1H0486B
$25 - Member
$35 - Non-Member

Please Note: This program has a rescheduled date (originally April 6, 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.


In the Time of the Butterflies (1994) by Julia Alvarez

Set in the Dominican Republic during the dictatorship of General Trujillo, this novel narrates the experiences of four sisters who worked in opposition to the regime.

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)