Reading Group

The doris-mae reading group was designed to be a forum and community open to all people interested in the creative life—artists and non-artists alike. Routine readings ranged in form from theoretical texts and critical essays, to novels, to who knows what. We covered the arts, yes, but also more indirect musings such as notions of time and place or the value of provinciality for instance. As a community, the reading group was an open-ended, expanding and contracting as conversations evolve. 

Previous Readings

Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

“Beyond Postmodernism” from Artpulse Magazine and “Notes on Metamodernism” from the Journal of Aesthetics & Culture
Download the PDFs by clicking on the titles below.

Beyond PostmodernismNotes on Metamodernism

Slaves of New York by Tama Janowitz
Discussion: Thursday, June 27 at 8pm at doris-mae

The Dictionary of the Khazars by Milorad Pavic
Discussion: Thursday, May 16 at 8pm at doris-mae

For questions about the selection or information about the reading group, contact Paul Pietsch.