A Book Salon on Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Notes from Underground

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 3:00pm

Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC), Alumni Center Salon, Room 302
Los Angeles, CA 90089

A Book Salon on Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Notes from Underground
Presented in Conjunction with the President’s Summer Reading List

Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP beginning Thursday, August 31, at 9 a.m.

USC Students, Staff, and Faculty: RSVP
USC Alumni: RSVP
General Public: RSVP

Every summer, USC President C. L. Max Nikias offers students a list of recommended reading—books he thinks will improve and enrich their lives. This year, we are excited to launch a new event series in which students can dig deeper into selected titles from the President’s Summer Reading List in lively discussions with a faculty member. Join us for literary conversation and sweet treats with the second President’s Summer Reading List Book Salon, exploring Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Notes from Underground.

USC Slavic languages and literature professor Greta Matzner-Gore, a specialist in nineteenth-century Russian prose, will lead a conversation on Dostoevsky’s Notes from Underground. A short novel from 1864, Notes from Underground is widely considered the first existentialist novel—and perhaps even the book that marks the beginning of modernist literature. This slim volume is known for provoking substantial reflections on human nature and our modern world.

Related Event:
A Book Salon on Tom Stoppard’s Indian Ink

Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at 3 p.m.
Alumni Center Salon, Ronald Tutor Campus Center 302
For more info, click here.

Presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative.

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Arts, Lecture / Talk / Workshop, Student Life


Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff


University Park Campus





Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative


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