Margaret Hallissy

Margaret Hallissy is Professor of English with specialties in medieval literature, Irish literature, and the modern phenomenon of “book groups,” which have sprung up in communities throughout the nation. She has written numerous articles and scholarly books, including works on book group procedures and leadership as well as Irish and Irish-American fiction.

The Lectures

A SENSE of PLACE: Thematic Readings

10:30 – 12:30 pm
Fridays , January 10 - May 15

5 Sessions
Fee: $120.00

January 10 Macbeth by Jo Nesbø (ISBN 978-0553419054). In another volume in the Hogarth Shakespeare project, the bard’s “Scottish play” is “transplanted to a geographically agnostic place... a grim northern town where industry has shut down and it nearly always rains” (Steven Poole, reviewing…

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10:00 - 12:00 noon
Fridays , September 10 - December 3

4 Sessions
Fee: $125.00

September 10: Jean Hanff Korelitz, The Plot (ISBN 978-1250790967). “A spectacular avalanche” of a novel, according to New York Times reviewer Elisabeth Egan. A cross between the academic novel and the thriller, the plot revolves around a creative writing teacher who steals his student’s…

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Literary Fiction And The Visual Arts: Thematic Readings

10:30 - 12:30 pm
First Fridays , September 6 - December 6

4 Sessions
Fee: $100.00

On “first Fridays” of each month, Professor Hallissy will lead a group of devoted readers in an informed, guided discussion of one book which follows a selected thread chosen for these sessions. This Fall that common thread for all four books is ART, which…

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