Classics Club Event: Enlightenment Thinkers in August.

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All right, clubbers! Today begins the eighth installment of our Twelve Months of Classic Literature Event with works by the Enlightenment Thinkers. Just in England and America, the topic centers on authors like Thomas Hobbes (Leviathan), Mary Wollstonecraft (A Vindication of the Rights of Woman), John Locke (An Essay Concerning Human Understanding), Thomas Paine (The Age of Reason) and Thomas Jefferson (The Declaration of Independence). But of course the movement has its history beyond England and America. How did The Age of Enlightenment transform the world? (An idea prompt! Certainly not a mandatory question!)

The Enlightenment Thinkers Event is for the current month, but honestly, you can contribute thoughts and post links to the comments below whenever you write them. The purpose of this event is to have a central place to share our thoughts/posts on the topic.

We want to know what you read and what you think about this topic, but we don’t want to research for you. We’re excited to see how this club shapes this month’s topic. We’re a great mix of experts and new readers. We want to encourage you all to share and explore. Use the links above to get started.

Even if you don’t have time to read for the event this month, you could post about the titles you have on your club list that pertain to this month’s topic, write an informative post for fellow clubbers on the topic, or talk about why you didn’t include any titles from the topic on your club list. Feature an author! Write a poem! Explore classic art that accentuates the literature. It’s your event. Research-based posts, free-writing, emotion-based “I love this topic” journal entries, lists – all are welcome and encouraged. Some of you may be experts (or experts in progress) on this month’s topic. Your input is highly encouraged and appreciated! Others are new to literature. For you and the experts, exploration is encouraged.

Please see our main event page for details. 

So, are you in? What will you be reading/writing? 🙂

Cheers, and a very happy reading and writing month to you! – The Club


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3 thoughts on “Classics Club Event: Enlightenment Thinkers in August.

  1. It just so happens that Locke’s Second Treatise on Government is on my CC list AND my TBR challenge list, so that’s what I’m going to read! Should I do well, I might add the Essay Concerning Human Understanding, which is also on the CC list, but don’t hold your breath. 🙂


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