Classics Club Event: Freebie Month in December

Twitter hashtag: #cc12months All right, clubbers! Today begins the final installment of our Twelve Months of Classic Literature Event with a Freebie Month. Clearly we couldn’t cover everything for this event in just eleven  months. What area in literature wasn’t touched upon by the group in 2014 that you want to explore/highlight/expand upon? Pick an author, movement or category … Continue reading Classics Club Event: Freebie Month in December

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Classics Club Event: Victorian Literature in November

Twitter hashtag: #cc12months All right, clubbers! Today begins the eleventh installment of our Twelve Months of Classic Literature Event with works of Victorian Literature. (Just in time for a snuggly winter!) 🙂 For reinforcements on this one, we'll simply direct you to the Master Post for the Victorian Event hosted by Allie at A Literary Odyssey in Summer 2012. For the … Continue reading Classics Club Event: Victorian Literature in November

Classics Club Event: LGBT Literature in October

Twitter hashtag: #cc12months All right, clubbers! Today begins the tenth installment of our Twelve Months of Classic Literature Event with works representing the LGBT community throughout history, including (but not limited to!) works by such writers as Truman Capote, Colette, Emily Dickinson, E. M. Forster, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Alice Walker, Tennessee Williams, Virginia Woolf, Oscar Wilde, and Walt Whitman. You can … Continue reading Classics Club Event: LGBT Literature in October

Classics Club Event: Romantic Literature in September

Twitter hashtag: #cc12months All right, clubbers! Today begins the ninth installment of our Twelve Months of Classic Literature Event with works of Romantic Literature. This movement in literature includes writers such as Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Horace Walpole, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Keats, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Herman Melville, … Continue reading Classics Club Event: Romantic Literature in September

Classics Club Event: Enlightenment Thinkers in August.

Twitter hashtag: #cc12months 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 … Continue reading Classics Club Event: Enlightenment Thinkers in August.

Classics Club Event: Post-Modernist literature in July.

Twitter hashtag: #cc12months All right, clubbers! Today begins the seventh installment of our Twelve Months of Classic Literature Event with Post-Modernist literature. (The literary response to Postmodernism.) From Wikipedia: "While there is little consensus on the precise characteristics, scope, and importance of postmodern literature, as is often the case with artistic movements, postmodern literature is commonly defined … Continue reading Classics Club Event: Post-Modernist literature in July.

Classics Club Event: World War One and/or The Lost Generation. Modernist Literature in June.

Twitter hashtag: #cc12months All right, clubbers! Today begins the sixth installment of our Twelve Months of Classic Literature Event with works of World War One and/or The Lost Generation: Modernist Literature. Cover the topic however you like, zooming in on a particular author or movement, or discussing the shift in literature as a whole as the world lost its innocence in the … Continue reading Classics Club Event: World War One and/or The Lost Generation. Modernist Literature in June.

Classics Club Event: Post-Colonial Literature in May

Twitter hashtag: #cc12months All right, clubbers! Today begins the fifth installment of our Twelve Months of Classic Literature Event with works of Postcolonial Literature and/or World Literature. At the risk of going on for pages, here’s a resource. 🙂 There's also a great resource for this topic here. We're especially hoping people will address/discuss this topic in particular during the … Continue reading Classics Club Event: Post-Colonial Literature in May

Classics Club Event: Transcendentalist Literature in April

Twitter hashtag: #cc12months All right, clubbers! Today begins the fourth installment of our Twelve Months of Classic Literature Event with works of Transcendentalist literature (or its inspirations/influence in literature): works by the Transcendentalists (includes people in the Transcendental Club as well as people close to that circle) – Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Margaret Fuller, Emily Dickinson, William Ellery Channing, … Continue reading Classics Club Event: Transcendentalist Literature in April

Classics Club Event: Feminist Literature in March

Twitter hashtag: #cc12months All right, clubbers! Today begins the third installment of our Twelve Months of Classic Literature Event with works of Feminist Literature  and/or Persophone and Virago (details) literature. There's a really great resource on feminist literature here, written by book bloggers. This Feminist Event is for the current month, but honestly, you can contribute thoughts and post links to the comments … Continue reading Classics Club Event: Feminist Literature in March

Classics Club Event: African-American Literature in February

Twitter hashtag: #cc12months All right, clubbers! Today begins the second installment of our Twelve Months of Classic Literature Event with works of and about the Harlem Renaissance and African-American Literature. We are highlighting American literature specifically because February is African History Month in America and Canada, and because the Harlem Renaissance was centered mainly in New York. But obviously works focusing on the … Continue reading Classics Club Event: African-American Literature in February

Classics Club Event: Shakespeare in January

Twitter hashtag: #cc12months All right, clubbers! Today starts our Twelve Months of Classic Literature Event with William Shakespeare and his contemporaries. This month we encourage you to read Shakespeare's play(s) and/or poems, read books about Shakespeare, or read works by and about his contemporaries (Christopher Marlowe, Ben Johnson, Edmund Spenser, Queen Elizabeth I, etc.) Ideas for works on … Continue reading Classics Club Event: Shakespeare in January

Announcing Twelve Months of Classic Literature: 2014

This event ended in December 2014. Thank you to everyone who participated. If you're just joining The Classics Club, you're of course most welcome to take part at any time. Just click a category below to check it out. All the best! 🙂 The Club. Original post - Hello readers! We're here this morning to announce … Continue reading Announcing Twelve Months of Classic Literature: 2014