Penn Alumni Reading Club

A faculty-led book club for Penn alumni

In the spirit of Ben Franklin, who in 1727 formed a club for those sharing his enthusiasm for learning and conversation, Penn Alumni Education invites you to join the Penn Alumni Reading Club. Twice a semester, a different Penn faculty member will select a book or article he/she has written and/or teaches and lead a discussion of the work. The event will run on-campus and online simultaneously, offering alumni across the globe the opportunity to pose questions, think critically, and engage intellectually with world-renowned faculty members and fellow Quakers.

May 2, 2017
May 2, 2017

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Professor Salamishah Tillet
On-campus: 7pm-8pm ET at Sweeten Alumni House
Online: 7pm-8pm (ET)
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Join Penn Professor Salamishah Tillet, an acclaimed scholar of twentieth and twenty-first century American literature and African-American and Ethnic American literature, for an interactive discussion of the book, The Underground Railroad by author Colson Whitehead.  Penn alumni are invited to join the discussion live on-campus in the Sweeten Alumni House or online.  Dr. Tillet is an Associate Professor of English and Africana Studies and a faculty member of the Alice Paul Center for Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies. This program, free and open to all Penn alumni, is co-sponsored by the Center for Africana Studies and Penn Spectrum Programs.


        

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