Steven J. Ross - "Hitler in Los Angeles" - Daniel Greene

04 Jan 18:00 - 19:30 04 Jan 18:00 - 19:30 - Chicago Chicago
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This is a truly brilliant history by a superbly talented historian. More importantly, it's a damn fine read, a true life thriller that's a powerful reminder of how hate, if left...   More info

Mel Goodman - "Whistleblower at the CIA" - Mark Karlin

08 Jan 18:00 - 19:30 08 Jan 18:00 - 19:30 - Chicago Chicago
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Mel Goodman has spent the last few decades telling us what's gone wrong with American intelligence and the American military . . . he is also telling us how to save ourselves...   More info

On "Revolution Every Day"

09 Jan 18:00 - 19:30 09 Jan 18:00 - 19:30 - Chicago Chicago
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Co-editors and co-curators Robert Bird, Zachary Cahill, and Christina Kiaer discuss Revolution Every Day. At the Co-op About Revolution Every Day : This unique, small format...   More info

Olga V. Solovieva - "Christ's Subversive Body"

15 Jan 18:00 - 19:30 15 Jan 18:00 - 19:30 - Chicago Chicago
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Olga Solovieva discusses Christ's Subversive Body: Practices of Religious Rhetoric in Culture and Politics. She will be joined in conversation by Françoise Meltzer. At the Co-op...   More info

Denis Johnson Tribute Tour - "The Largesse of the Sea Maiden"

16 Jan 18:00 - 19:30 16 Jan 18:00 - 19:30 - Chicago Chicago
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Join authors Ling Ma, Daniel Raeburn, Augustus Rose, and Vu Tran for a reading, discussion and celebration in honor of Denis Johnson's final collection of short stories, The...   More info

William Mazzarella - "The Mana of Mass Society" - WJT Mitchell

19 Jan 18:00 - 19:30 19 Jan 18:00 - 19:30 - Chicago Chicago
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Effervescent with intellectual energy, Mazzarella’s 'Mana of Mass Society' is that exceedingly rare book that stands equal to its subject matter. More than a century after its...   More info

Ceeres of Voices: Laura Engelstein - "Russia in Flames"

23 Jan 18:00 - 19:30 23 Jan 18:00 - 19:30 - Chicago Chicago
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Laura Engelstein discusses her new book, Russia in Flames: War, Revolution, Civil War, 1914-1921, with Faith Hillis and Kenneth Pomranz. Presented in partnership with CEERES At...   More info

On Time and Art with Laura Letinsky and John Muse - Bill Brown

24 Jan 18:00 - 19:30 24 Jan 18:00 - 19:30 - Chicago Chicago
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Join us for a conversation between Laura Letinsky and John Muse about time and art, moderated by Bill Brown At the Co-op About Time's Assignation : The Polaroid, now...   More info

Ganesh Sitaraman - "The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution"

29 Jan 18:00 - 19:30 29 Jan 18:00 - 19:30 - Chicago Chicago
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Ganesh Sitaraman discusses The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution: Why Economic Inequality Threatens Our Republic. At the Co-op About the book: In this original...   More info

Reading and Conversation with Jen Bervin and Matthew Goulish

03 Feb 16:00 - 17:30 03 Feb 16:00 - 17:30 - Chicago Chicago
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Silk Poems by Jen Bervin takes silk as subject and form, exploring its cultural, scientific, and linguistic complexities. Bervin’s composition corresponds to the DNA structure of...   More info

Kate Masur - "They Knew Lincoln"

05 Feb 18:00 - 19:30 05 Feb 18:00 - 19:30 - Chicago Chicago
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Scholars and the general reader are indebted to Kate Masur for making this out-of-print classic available once more. Her invaluable, comprehensive introduction expertly...   More info

Neda Maghbouleh - "The Limits of Whiteness" - Alex Shams

06 Feb 18:00 - 19:30 06 Feb 18:00 - 19:30 - Chicago Chicago
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Neda Maghbouleh discusses The Limits of Whiteness: Iranian Americans & the Everyday Politics of Race. She will be joined in conversation by Alex Shams. At the Co-op About the...   More info

Katie Watson - "Scarlet A" - Steve Chapman

07 Feb 18:00 - 19:30 07 Feb 18:00 - 19:30 - Chicago Chicago
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Katie Watson discusses Scarlet A: The Ethics, Law, & Politics of Ordinary Abortion At the Co-op About the book: Although Roe v. Wade identified abortion as a constitutional...   More info

Ben Austen - "High Risers"

08 Feb 18:00 - 19:30 08 Feb 18:00 - 19:30 - Chicago Chicago
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Ben Austen discusses High Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing. At the Co-op About the book: High-Risers braids personal narratives, city politics, and...   More info

Crystal Laura & William Ayers - "You Can't Fire the Bad Ones!"

10 Feb 15:00 - 16:30 10 Feb 15:00 - 16:30 - Chicago Chicago
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A methodical dismantling of the coordinated tenets of the free market assault on public education A valuable compendium of responses to the shallow, classist hostility to public...   More info

Moriel Rothman Zecher - "Sadness is a White Bird"

13 Feb 18:00 - 19:30 13 Feb 18:00 - 19:30 - Chicago Chicago
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Nuanced, sharp, and beautifully written, Sadness Is a White Bird manages, with seeming effortlessness, to find something fresh and surprising and poignant in the classic coming-of...   More info

Live Podcast with Scriptnotes host John August

14 Feb 18:30 - 20:00 14 Feb 18:30 - 20:00 - Chicago Chicago
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John August records live at the Seminary Co-op, and signs copies of Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire, the first book in his new spellbinding fantasy adventure series! At the Co...   More info

Urban Readers: Japonica Brown-Saracino - "How Places Make Us"

15 Feb 18:00 - 19:30 15 Feb 18:00 - 19:30 - Chicago Chicago
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The Urban Readers Series presents Japonica Brown-Saracino on How Places Make Us: Novel LBQ Identities in Four Small Cities. At the Co-op About the book: We like to think of...   More info

Jeffrey Tulis - "Legacies of Losing in American Politics"

24 Feb 15:00 - 16:30 24 Feb 15:00 - 16:30 - Chicago Chicago
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Legacies of Losing in American Politics is one of the best books I’ve ever read. I lost track of the number of ah-ha moments’ when, in the course of reading, I understood...   More info

FRESH Ayers: Theodore Richards - "The Great Re-imagining"

25 Feb 15:00 - 16:30 25 Feb 15:00 - 16:30 - Chicago Chicago
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Theodore Richards discusses The Great Re-imagining. He will be joined in conversation by Bill Ayers. At the Co-op About Theodore Richards: Theodore Richards is a novelist...   More info

East Asia by the Book! CEAS Author Talks: Yoon Sun Yang

26 Feb 17:00 - 18:30 26 Feb 17:00 - 18:30 - Chicago Chicago
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East Asia by the Book! CEAS Author Talks featuring Yoon Sun Yang on From Domestic Women to Sensitive Young Men: Translating the Individual in Early Colonial Korea. Presented in...   More info

Natalie Hopkinson - "A Mouth is Always Muzzled" - Natalie Moore

03 Mar 15:00 - 16:30 03 Mar 15:00 - 16:30 - Chicago Chicago
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Natalie Hopkinson has an established reputation as one of the most sophisticated commentators on contemporary black culture. Mark Anthony Neal, author of New Black Man Natalie...   More info

Elizabeth Flock - "The Heart is a Shifting Sea" - Wendy Doniger

06 Mar 18:00 - 19:30 06 Mar 18:00 - 19:30 - Chicago Chicago
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Elizabeth Flock discusses The Heart is a Shifting Sea. She will be joined in conversation by Wendy Doniger. At the Co-op. About the book: The Heart is a Shifting Sea offers a...   More info

Elizabeth Acevedo - "The Poet X"

10 Mar 17:00 - 18:30 10 Mar 17:00 - 18:30 - Chicago Chicago
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A story that will slam the power of poetry and love back into your heart. Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak and Chains A glorious achievement. Required reading for...   More info

Wendy Doniger - "Against Dharma" - Lorraine Daston

27 Mar 18:00 - 19:30 27 Mar 18:00 - 19:30 - Chicago Chicago
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Photo: Thalia Gigerenzer A groundbreaking book! Wendy Doniger subverts accepted notions of dharma using the prism of the Arthasastra and Kamasutra. This is not simply 'original...   More info

Gordon C. C. Douglas - "The Help-Yourself City"

28 Mar 18:00 - 19:30 28 Mar 18:00 - 19:30 - Chicago Chicago
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The Urban Readers Series presents Gordon C. C. Douglas on The Help-Yourself City: Legitimacy and Inequality in DIY Urbanism Presented in partnership with UChicago Urban At the...   More info

Anthony Ray Hinton - "The Sun Does Shine"

03 Apr 18:00 - 19:30 03 Apr 18:00 - 19:30 - Chicago Chicago
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Anthony Ray Hinton discusses his new book, The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row. At the Co-Op. About the book: A powerful, revealing story of hope...   More info

David Ferry - "The Aeneid"

06 Apr 18:00 - 19:30 06 Apr 18:00 - 19:30 - Chicago Chicago
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Ferry's Aeneid can be read with excitement and pleasure. Michael Dirda, Washington Post David Ferry discusses The Aeneid At the Co-op About the book: In 2012, David Ferry...   More info

Valerie Wallace - "House of McQueen" - Stephanie Brooks

10 Apr 18:00 - 19:30 10 Apr 18:00 - 19:30 - Chicago Chicago
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Wallace’s fearless yet humble reverence gives way to virtuosity in House of McQueen, ennobling the iconic designer and his creations through an inventive and arresting combination...   More info

Reading by Ben Purkert and Vu Tran

20 Apr 18:00 - 19:30 20 Apr 18:00 - 19:30 - Chicago Chicago
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Ben Purkert and Vu Tran will read and discuss their works, For The Love Of Endings and Dragonfish. At the Co-op About For The Love of Endings : How does it feel to lose your...   More info

Jodie Hollander - "My Dark Horses" - Chris Green

25 Apr 18:00 - 19:30 25 Apr 18:00 - 19:30 - Chicago Chicago
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Jodie Hollander reads and discusses My Dark Horses. She will be joined in conversation by Chris Green. At the Co-op About the book: Set against the charms and vicissitudes of...   More info

Susan Stewart - "Cinder"

26 Apr 18:00 - 19:30 26 Apr 18:00 - 19:30 - Chicago Chicago
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Cinder brings together the best writing from this singular poet, who masterfully explores the intersection of language, the external world and human consciousness. . . . Susan...   More info


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