Read All about It! Literature that Changed the World


Plato's, Republic; Thomas More"s, Utopia; H.G. Wells', A Modern Utopia; Aldous Huxley's, A Brave New World, and George Orwell's, Animal Farm are next on the list for consideration as a follow-up to a successful first reading of "literature that changed the world,” Students will immerse themselves in this selection of titles, reflecting a changing world order across a wide spectrum of possibilities--both utopic and dystopic in their imaginings. Individual perspectives will be shared and debate will be encouraged, under the guiding hand of Wesleyan faculty, Giulio Gallarotti. Plan to join the conversation as you examine how some of the greatest minds viewed humankind's potential, for better or worse. No previous class participation required.

Instructor: Giulio Gallarotti

Dates: Tuesdays – March 24, 31; April 7, 14, and 21

Time: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Location: The Wasch Center - 51 Lawn Ave, Middletown, CT 06459

Cost: $175

GIULIO M. GALLAROTTI is Professor of Government, Tutor in the College of Social Studies and member of the faculty of the College of the Environment at Wesleyan University. He has also been a Visiting Professor in the Department of Economic Theory at the University of Rome (1994) and Adjunct Professor of Political Science at Columbia University (2018). He has published the following books: The Anatomy of an International Monetary Regime: The Classical Gold Standard 1880-1914 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1995), The Power Curse: Influence and Illusion in World Politics (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2010), Cosmopolitan Power in International Relations: A Synthesis of Realism, Neoliberalism, and Constructivism (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010), and Emerging Powers in International Politics: The BRICS and Soft Power (with Mathilde Chatin–London: Routledge, 2017). In addition, he has published numerous articles in leading journals across five disciplines: economics, politics, law, history, and business. His biography has been published in Marquis Who’s Who in America 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018-present, as well as in Marquis Who’s Who in American Politics 2014. He is the recipient of Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.