Middlemarch with Thomas Parisi, Ph.D.

Well, Virginia Woolf said that George Eliot’s Middlemarch is a novel written for grownups. I can say that it is my favorite novel, one that I’ve led college students through a number of times; I am excited this fall to read it with grownups! It is a novel of startling insights about the “web of ordinary life” and, in Eliot’s own words, great sympathetic understanding, narrated by one of the most arresting voices I know. Like many novels published in the 19th century, it was originally published serially in eight books, and we will read approximately one of those books each week, with some time left over to dip into some of her essays or topics that may emerge.

For more information go to foreverlearninginstitute.org.

Middlemarch with Thomas Parisi, Ph.D. will meet on Mondays in Event Room B at the Howard Park Event Center for 9 weeks starting September 13th.

NOTE: The course will not meet on November 1st.

Howard Park Event Center


Howard Park Event Center
219 S. St. Louis Blvd. South Bend, IN 46617


Forever Learning Institute

219 S. St. Louis Blvd.
South Bend, IN

Building Hours

Mon.–Fri.  8:00 AM–8:00 PM
Saturday  10:00 AM–8:00 PM
Sunday  1:00 PM–8:00 PM

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Daily  6:00 AM–11:00 PM

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