Dr. Schenker

Talking About Books/Talking About Films

SchenkerDr. Mark Schenker is undoubtedly one of our most popular book and film discussion leaders.  A gifted teacher and speaker, Dr. Schenker has been bringing both film and literature to life for more than 10  years at the Fairfield Public Library. He is a Senior Associate Dean at Yale College and Dean of Academic Affairs.

To find out if we have Dr. Schenker scheduled for our next set of events, you can call us at (203) 256-3160 or check our online calendar: http://bit.ly/krRSDM

September 2016 — 20th Century Short Stories.
Copies of A Wilderness Station:Selected Stories: 1968-1994 can be found at the Fairfield Main and Fairfield Woods Branch libraries.  The short story we are reading is A Wilderness Station and is on page 604 of this anthology.

Reprints of Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been and People Like That Are the Only People Here are available in both libraries as reprints and are also available online:

Where Are You Going, Where Have Your Been, Joyce Carol Oates

People LikeThat Are the Only People Here, Lorrie Moore






Previous Lectures

Podcasts, which are recordings of the lectures, are available here.

Autumn 05Spring 07Spring 09Autumn 2011Spring 2014
Coming HomeImagined WomenTrauma and TranscendenceLiterature and LifeHow to Read a Film: Billy Wilder
Thousand AcresPride and PrejudiceHandmaid's TaleGreeks Bearing GiftsDouble Indemnity
Shipping NewsMadame BovaryBelovedWhen in RomeSunset Boulevard
Stone DiariesDaisy MillerThings They CarriedMonsters for their Times:Stalag 17
Snow Falling on CedarsStreet Car Named DesireReaderFrankenstein and DraculaWitness for the Prosecution
Spring 05Autumn 07Autumn 09
Spring 2012
MysteryDublinersFour Tragedies by ShakespeareFilms of Alfred Hitchcock
Nine TailorsSpring 08OthelloStrangers on a Train
Death in a Tenured PositionVision and Re VisionKing LearVertigo
Unnatural ExposureMrs. DallowayHamletNorth by Northwest
The Hours
Fall 06Fall 08Spring 2010Autumn 2012
Banned BooksInventing a Life- MemoirSonnets of William ShakespeareThe Iliad
Adventures of Huckleberry FinnMemories of a Catholic Girlhood
AwakeningWoman WarriorAutumn 2010Spring 2013
Native SonSo Long, See you TomorrowShakespeare:Major ComediesHow to Read a Film: Stanley Kubrick
Catcher in the RyePatrimony: A True StoryMidsummer Night's Dream
As You Like ItAutumn 2013
Twelfth NightThe Odyssey