It is a scary and strange world within Aldous Huxley classic Brave New World. Soma pills, rigid class structure and birthing factories are just the beginning of how deep some of the criticisms Huxley was making in his book about London in the year 2540 A.D.
As part of the MCC-Longview common reading project, faculty from across various departments and specialties will sit down for a one-night-only panel discussion about the various themes, critiques and metaphors Huxley deployed in his work.
Don't miss out on this unique experience to explore not only the book itself, but the times and cultural influences that shaped Huxley himself in 1931 Europe.
Brave New World panel discussion
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Mel Aytes Education Center
Panel discussion and lecture of the book, Brave New World. Moderated by Elliott Schimmel, Department Chair of the Social Science division.
The four panelists are:
English instructor - She will be discussing the literary aspects of the book.
History Professor - He will be discussing the author’s life and his times: with special information about Britain in the 1930s, now part of a ‘lost world’ that is difficult to comprehend.
Biology Professor - He will be discussing genetics and scientific aspects.
Economics and Sociology Professor - He will be discussing economics and social aspects.
Refreshments will be served.