Women against Power and Women of Power
The West End Library Friends present "Women against Power and Women of Power," a series of discussions led by Ori Z. Soltes, professorial lecturer in the department of theology at Georgetown University.
In any number of readings at our West End Neighborhood Library meetings over the years we have focused on heroic men, but how have women fared? How has the presentation of women heroines—by male and female authors—changed across Western literature and how does this reflect on changes and non-changes in Western culture and civilization?
In a new twist to the West End Neighborhood Library book series format, we will decide at our first meeting which two of the following three works and their heroines we wish to pursue to conclude the spring series.
- May 16 - Either Lewis B. Carroll's Alice in Wonderland OR George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire
- June 6 - Either George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire OR Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games