Orwell: A Writer for Our Times


Course Description

As readers, we can all identify with John Steinbeck’s remark that “certain books were realer than experience… I read them when I was… young, and remember them not always as books, but as things that happened to me…” At the same time, we can sympathize with Chang Ch’ao’s observation that “reading books in one’s youth is like looking at the moon through a crevice; reading books in middle age is like looking at the moon in one’s courtyard; and reading books in old age is like looking at the moon on an open terrace. Finally, at seventy-five or eighty, the full moon blazes forth in all its glory.”

Please note, that all courses have a maximum enrollment of 18 students.

Priority is given to students who pay upon registration.

For fully registered courses, a waiting list will be created. Should vacancies develop, those on the waiting list will be contacted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Course Details

First Session: Thursday, January 10th 2019

Course Length: 12 weeks, Thursdays, 1:30-3:30 PM

Discussion Team: Irene Menear, Sara Pistolesi and Ron Fitzgerald

Course Fee: 


$100.00 (for new students)


Reading Fee:




$135.00 (for new students)

NOTE: Reading Fees are included in the total price of the course.

Please note, degree students must schedule an appointment with the Admissions and Accreditation Committee to register for courses for this term. Degree students should not register online.

The course fees are refundable in full before the second session. After the second session, an administrative fee of $50 for the withdrawal will be applied. Refunds will not be issued after the third session.


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