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Smithsonian Associates - Entertaining, Informative, Eclectic, Insightful

This program has been postponed. Once more information is confirmed, ticket holders will be notified about any rescheduled dates and times.

Windows on the World: Reading Literature from Many Cultures

Evening Program

Monday, June 8, 2020 - 6:45 p.m.
Code: 1H0486D
$25 - Member
$35 - Non-Member

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 Penelopiad (2005) by Margaret Atwood

This book reimagines The Odyssey from the perspective of Penelope, the wife of Odysseus, and explores the hanging of the twelve maids, an episode in the epic that Atwood felt was underdeveloped in the original.

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