The Plague Virtual Book Club
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Want a little more context? Check out the readings listed below to learn more about the author, events that inspired the book, and more.
From Albert Camus’ book Algerian Chronicles:
Camus and the Political Tests of a Pandemic by Steve Coll, from The New Yorker.
A transcript of Albert Camus’ 1957 Nobel Prize acceptance speech.
Camus in the Time of Corona by Matthew John, an article published earlier this year in The Week.
What Our Contagion Fables are Really About by Jill Lepore, from The New Yorker.
Humanism’s Vulnerable Human by Anthony Pinn, from thehumanist.com.
A Malevolent Holiday by Thomas Chatterton Williams, from Harper’s Magazine.
- Oct 12, 5:30 p.m. “Making History with COVID-19 Pandemic Stories: a storytelling workshop and a chance to make history.” This event part of a larger project that will enable community members to share and record fellow Northern Arizonans’ experiences during the global pandemic. Participants will have the opportunity to make history by contributing to the archival record so future generations will understand what life was like in Northern Arizona during the global pandemic. This event is made possible through a grant from the Arizona Humanities.
More event announcements coming soon.
- Sept. 24, 7:00 p.m. NAU Professors Gioia Woods (Comparative and Cultural Studies) and Julie Piering (Philosophy) lead the first virtual book club discussion.
- Oct 5, 5:30 p.m. “Reading The Plague with Health Professionals.” A team of health professionals explore what Camus’ The Plague means for understanding public health and personal choice.