Contemporary Literature Reading Group

Welcome to Nottingham’s contemporary American literature reading group. This book club is lead by scholars from local institutions who specialise in contemporary literature. This group has emerged from the Contemporary Literature Research Cluster at the University of Nottingham.

The theme for the next semester is “Great Novels by America’s Great White Men.” All are welcome to join. 

April 2015: Consider The Lobster: Essays and Arguments (2005) by David Foster Wallace (352 pages)

May 2015: Rabbit Run (1960) by John Updike (288 pages)

June 2015: American Pastoral (1997) by Philip Roth (435 pages)

July 2015: Freedom (2010) by Jonathan Franzen (562 pages)

Time and Location: We meet the first Tuesday of the month 6.30-8.00pm in Nottingham City Centre. If you require information regarding the specific location of the meet please enquire through the contact form below.



open book

The Nottingham Contemporary American Literature reading group is the second fiction reading group I have launched in recent months, and it promises to be an exciting one. But if you want to find out more about my other reading group #bookhour then follow this link ( #Bookhour is an online, real-time book discussion hosted on twitter that features several leading scholars on the title or author in question. It operates through the hashtag #Bookhour and appears at the end of the month between 9-10pm, GMT. 


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