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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.

New Inductees

Gloria Anzaldua

Octavia Butler 
Albert Camus
Kate Chopin
Nella Larsen
Audre Lorde
Margaret Mead
Claude McKay
R.L. Stevenson

Mary Wollstonecraft

Core Authors

Charles Darwin

Daniel Defoe

Rene Descartes

Charles Dickens

Emily Dickinson

Denis Diderot

John Donne

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Frederick Douglass

Theodore Dreiser

W.E.B. Dubois

Albert Einstein

El Cid

George Eliot

T.S. Eliot

Ralph Ellison

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Epictetus

Desiderius Erasmus

Olaudah Equiano

 

Euclid

Euripides

Michael Faraday

William Faulkner

The Federalist Papers

Abolqasem Ferdowsi

Henry Fielding

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Gustave Flaubert

E. M. Forster

Anatole France

Sir James Frazer

Sigmund Freud

Milton Friedman

Galileo Galilei

Mohatmas Ghandi

Edward Gibbon

William Gilbert

Epic of Gilgamesh

George Gissing

Johann Goethe

Nikolai Gogol

Greek Anthology

Tawfiq Al-Hakim

Hammurabi Code

Thomas Hardy

William Harvey

Nathaniel Hawthorne

G.W.F. Hegel

Martin Heidegger

Tale of the Heike

Werner Heisenberg

Ernest Hemingway

Herodotus

Hesiod

Hippocrates

Thomas Hobbes

Homer

Horace

Aldous Huxley

T.H. Huxley

David Hume

Zora Neale Hurston

Henrik Ibsen

Henry James

William James

Thomas Jefferson

Kung Shang En

Samuel Johnson

Ben Jonson

James Joyce

Carl Jung

Juvenal

Franz Kafka

Immanuel Kant

John Keats

Johannes Kepler

John Maynard Keynes

Soren Kierkegaard

Abraham Lincoln

Martin Luther King

Koran

Antoine Lavoisier

D.H. Lawrence

Titus Livy

John Locke

Lucan

Lucretius

Martin Luther

Niccolo Machiavelli

Naguib Mahfouz

Magna Carta

Thomas Malory

Thomas Mann

Christopher Marlowe

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Karl Marx

Herman Melville

Mencius

Adam Mickiewicz

John Stuart Mill

John Milton

Ludwig von Mises

Jean Moliere

Michel Montaigne

Baron Montesquieu

Thomas More

Lady Shikibu Murasaki

Vladimir Nabokov

Pablo Neruda

Isaac Newton

Niebelungenlied

Friedrich Nietzsche

Flannery O’Connor

Eugene O’Neill

George Orwell

Ovid

Thomas Paine

Blaise Pascal

Francesco Petrarch

Petronius

Pindar

Luigi Pirandello

Max Planck

Plato

Plautus

Plutarch

Li Po

Henri Poincare

Alexander Pope

Popul Vuh

William Prescott

Marcel Proust

Ptolemy

Aleksandr Pushkin

Barbara Pym

Jean Racine

David Riccardo

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Bertrand Russell

Edward Said

Sappho

Arthur Schopenhauer

William Shakespeare

Bernard Shaw

Mary Shelley

Percy Shelley

Richard Sheridan

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Adam Smith

Alexander Solzynitsyn

Song of Roland

Jamal Muhammad Rumi

Tacitus

Rabindrarath Tagore

Talmud

R.H.Tawney

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Terence

William Thackery

Henry David Thoreau

Thucydides

Tibetan Book of the Dead

Alexis de Tocqueville

Leo Tolstoy

Anthony Trollope

Ivan Turgenev

Mark Twain

Lao Tze

Upanishads

U.S. Constitution

Lope de Vega

Virgil

Francois Voltaire

Booker T. Washington

Evelyn Waugh

Max Weber

Alfred North Whitehead

Walt Whitman

Oscar Wilde

Tennessee Williams

Edmund Wilson

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Virginia Woolf

William Wordsworth

Richard Wright

Wu Ch’eng En

W.B.Yeats

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