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Great Books at Wright College

The Great Books Curriculum is a set of core courses in English, History, Humanities, Literature, Philosophy, and Theater, as well as a series of intellectual and cultural activities for students.

2022 Great Books Author Inductees


Great Books Theme: Space

Fall 2023 Common Reading: Turn of the Screw, by Henry James

Spring 2024 Common Reading: Kindred, by Octavia Butler


Great Books Theme: Happiness

Fall 2022 Common Reading: Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic, by Henri Bergson

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Great Books Theme: Forgiveness

Fall 2021 Common Reading: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson

Spring 2022 Common Reading: The Consolation of Philosophy, by Boethius


Great Books Theme: Crises & Progress

Fall 2020 Common Reading: Notes of a Native Son, by James Baldwin

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Spring 2021 Common Reading: Oedipus at Colonus, by Sophocles

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