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Reading Groups

Open to all DePauw faculty, staff, students and the Greencastle community.

The Prindle Institute offers reading groups to spark discussion about various topics related to ethics. Light refreshments and books provided. Contact Christiane Wisehart ( to join one of the groups below.

Spring 2017

  • Maria Hristova and Angela Flury: David Damrosch, Teaching World Literature (2009)

    • 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. on the following Wednesdays: 03/01, 03/15, 04/05, 04/19, 05/03, 05/17

  • Andrea Sullivan-Clarke: Shay Welch, Existential Eroticism: A Feminist Approach to Understanding Women's Oppression-Perpetuating Choices (2015)

    • 4 p.m. -6 p.m. on Tuesday, 03/21. Facilitator will provide participants with a list of other meeting times.

  • Dave Berque: James M. Lang, Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty (2013)

    • 7 p.m. - 8 p.m on the following Tuesdays: 03/14, 03/21, 04/11

Guidelines for reading groups

To create and facilitate your own reading group, please contact Christiane Wisehart ( / 765-658-5857).

  1. Groups should consist of approximately 15-20 faculty and staff members. Students may be included as well, at the discretion of the facilitator.

  2. There will be a limit of $50 per participant for book purchase.

  3. The Frederick and Schaenen scholars will each lead at least one group per year.

  4. The number of groups per semester should be limited to 4-6 (including the groups offered by the Frederick and Schaenen scholars).

  5. The Frederick and Schaenen scholars may meet around dinner, since they have budgets of their own to draw on; other reading groups will normally offer light refreshments only.

  6. Any faculty member may make a proposal to the staff of the Institute for a reading group on an ethics-related topic.