Literature Committee

Reading and discussing literature are vital activities that expand our ideas and provide insights into a dynamic and diverse world.
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Reading and discussing literature are vital activities that expand our ideas and provide insights into a dynamic and diverse world. Each year, the Literature Committee hosts events designed to deepen the Stout community’s awareness of literature and language, from faculty & staff readings to visits by nationally recognized poets and authors.

The Literature Committee also sponsors an annual Reading Across the Campus program featuring an important work of literature, and incorporating related discussions from many disciplines beyond the literary.

Award-winning author Owusu presents at Chippewa Valley Book Festival event co-hosted by UW-Stout

Virtual talk Oct. 27 based on memoir ‘Aftershocks,’ which touches on identity, trauma and resilience
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Literature Committee Events from Spring 2021 - Retrospective

This spring semester, our Reading Across Campus novel was "1984" by George Orwell. We had several events featuring "1984" and other ‘dystopian’ (messed up, totalitarian, technocratic societies) literature. Many of these events were held virtually, and the recordings can be accessed below:

Feb 16, 7- 8.30 p.m. Gerry Canavan lecture on 1984
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Feb 23, 6:30 p.m. International Mother Language Day
Click here to see and hear the readings

March 4, 6:30 p.m. Film Streaming and discussion V for Vendetta on MS Teams
Click here to watch this session

April 6, 7:00 p.m. Bicyclopolis reading by Minnesota author Ken Avidor (hosted by Dr. Mitch Ogden)
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April 12, 7 p.m. Monday Meet-ups: National Poetry Month Celebration, in MSC. Poet Karen Loeb will read from her work; Dr. Daniel Ruefman will lead a poetry workshop.
Unfortunately, no recording available.


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Award-winning author Owusu presents at Chippewa Valley Book Festival event co-hosted by UW-Stout Featured Image

Award-winning author Owusu presents at Chippewa Valley Book Festival event co-hosted by UW-Stout

Virtual talk Oct. 27 based on memoir ‘Aftershocks,’ which touches on identity, trauma and resilience
Comic exhibit, film screening and local author part of community events this spring Featured Image

Comic exhibit, film screening and local author part of community events this spring

Reading Across Campus features virtual talks on LGBTQIA+ themes and character relations
Graphic memoirist to present on immigrant’s view of civil rights movement Featured Image

Graphic memoirist to present on immigrant’s view of civil rights movement

UW-Stout, Chippewa Valley Book Festival partner in free virtual event