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.

Dr. Schenker will return to the Fairfield Public Library in autumn 2013 to lead Talking About Books. Information on the topic and dates will be available on this page in August.   All are invited to attend, but registration for each lecture is required.  You can call us at (203) 256-3160 or register online: http://bit.ly/krRSDM






Previous Lectures

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

Spring 2012Autumn 2010Autumn 2008Fall 2006
How to Read a Film: Stanley KubrickShakespeare: Major ComediesInventing a Life- MemoirBanned Books
The KillingMidsummer Night's DreamMemories of a Catholic GirlhoodAdventures of Huckleberry Finn
Paths of GloryAs You Like ItWoman WarriorAwakening
Dr. StrangeloveTwelfth NightSo Long, See You TomorrowNative Son
Barry LyndonPatrimony: A True StoryCatcher in the Rye
Spring 2010
Autumn 2012Sonnets of William ShakespeareSpring 2008
The IliadVision and Re VisionSpring 2005
Autumn 2009Mrs. DallowayMystery
Spring 2012Four Tragedies by ShakespeareThe HoursMoonstone
Films of Alfred HitchcockMacBethNine Tailors
NotoriousOthelloAutumn 2007Death in a Tenured Position
Strangers on a TrainKing LearDublinersUnnatural Exposure
North by NorthwestSpring 2007Autumn 2005
Spring 2009Imagined WomenComing Home
Autumn 2011Trauma and TranscendencePride and PrejudiceThousand Acres
Literature and LifeHandmaid's TaleMadame BovaryShipping News
Greeks Bearing GiftsBelovedDaisy MillerStone Diaries
When in RomeThings They CarriedStreet Car Named DesireSnow Falling on Cedars
Monsters for their Times:
Frankenstein and Dracula
Spring 2011
How to Read a Film: Alfred Hitchcock
Rear Window
Some Like It Hot
Inglourious Basterds