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Bob Lamm, 1969, will be teaching a course on "Novels with a Social Conscience" this fall at NYU's School of Continuing and Professional Studies. We will examine five well-known novels--among them, Chinua Achebe's THINGS FALL APART, Carson McCullers' THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER, and Alice Walker's THE COLOR PURPLE. These works richly illuminate the injustices evident in cultures and communities--including injustices related to gender, race, and class--while telling memorable, moving stories.

Bob has taught at Yale (two college seminars in Ezra Stiles), Queens College, the New School, and the City University of New York Graduate Center. His writings have appeared in the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Ms. Magazine, the Village Voice,, and many other periodicals, websites, and anthologies.

"Novels with a Social Conscience" will meet on five Tuesdays, 1:00 to 2:40 P.M., Oct. 6th through Nov. 3rd. For our first class, students should read John Steinbeck's THE PEARL. For more information, go to then hit the links to Continuing Education, to Humanities and Performing Arts, and to Literature. Or contact Bob at  This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript