Welcome to the Judson College Book Club!

Every two months during the school year, the Judson College community of students, faculty, staff, and alumnae will meet here to discuss a different book handpicked by one of the faculty hosts.

We hope this website will help connect current Judson students to the women who came to the college before them and spark interesting and insightful conversations about great books and their relevance to life today.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Current Book for September/October 2012:

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
(click on above link to get to the Discussion Boards)

Faculty Host: Dr. Chris Hokanson, English Dept.

About Pride and Prejudice:
"It is probable that no English novel written in the last hundred and fifty years has been as well loved, and so often re-read with delight, as Pride and Prejudice. Other books surpass it in stormy grandeur; other novels by Jane Austen herself, richer in detail or more gracious in beauty, are sometimes preferred by her ardent admirers; but Pride and Prejudice has a bloom, a laughing causticity, and a quite specially familiar charm, which make it universally a favourite. It is like a merry sister in a family of attractive girls; and one never thinks of it without a smile." 
                             Frank Arthur Swinnerton (1884-1982)
               (English novelist, critic, biographer, and essayist)

You are invited to attend the 2nd Annual Jane Austen English Country Dance at Judson College on November 3, 2012.  Proceeds support The English Club.  Here are some photos from last year's event:

Upcoming Book for November/December 2012:

Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White  by Lila Quintero Weaver

Faculty Host: Mr. Jamie Adams, Art Dept.

  *Meet the Author*

Lila Quintero Weaver will be visiting Judson College on  November 7-8, 2012.  There will be a book signing.

Darkroom: A Memoir in Black and White is remarkable for its truth-telling about two important issues concerning Alabama’s past and present: the civil rights movement and immigration. These stories, rendered through the words and eyes of a young Latina girl who came from Argentina to Marion, Alabama, are made vivid and immediate through Weaver’s highly accessible drawings and dialogue. This is a book—about maturation, family, education, and social change—every schoolchild, parent, and citizen should experience.”

—Sena Jeter Naslund, author of Ahab’s Wife, Four Spirits, and Adam & Eve