Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Associate Dean of Yale College to lead Woodbridge Library talks

Registration is available for the Fall Book Discussion Series at the Woodbridge Town Library, 10 Newton Road. The four-part series, dubbed “Studies in Scarlet: Readings in Crime and Punishment,” will be led by Mark Schenker, Associate Dean of Yale College, shown at right.

The series will feature a survey of four works of literature that focus on the topic of crime and punishment. While no session will be devoted to Dostoyevsky’s masterpiece of 1866, the novel Crime and Punishment will inform the consideration of a range of issues, including secrecy and community, guilt and innocence, justice and mercy, and revenge and reconciliation. The schedule is:

Sept. 25 – Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
Oct. 23 – A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Nov. 20 – The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
Dec. 18 – The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad

Sessions begin at 7 pm. The program is free, and all are welcome to join. Registration is required. Copies of all works will be provided to registered participants. To register, or for more information, call 389-3466 or email The library is off Center Road, with driveways and parking on Newton Road and on Meetinghouse Lane.

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