Experiencing Great English Literature


Name Email Phone
Phil Paulson philplsn@gmail.com 608-318-1567

During each semester we discuss a novel, selected poetry, and a drama.

This spring the novel will be Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus. The New Yorker magazine article, the “Strange and Twisted Life of Frankenstein” (2018/02/12) described it as four stories in one: an allegory, a fable, an epistolary novel, and an autobiography, a chaos of literary fertility….  Poetry will be taken from the Seashell Anthology, Christopher Burns, Ed. Our drama, Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, which depicts not only the consequences of political conflict but the struggle between conflicting demands of honor, patriotism and friendship.


Madison Senior Center

Meeting Day


Meeting Time

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Start Date

February 24, 2019
End Date
April 27, 2019


Regular reading/discussion

Class Size

No limit

Class notes

To Enroll: no pre-enrollment, just come to the first-class session

# of Sessions: 10

Reading expected, the discussion always lively.

PLATO is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in association with:

For more information about PLATO, contact:

Edie Urness-Pondillo
UW-Madison Continuing Studies
21 N. Park St, 7th Floor, Madison, WI 53715
Email: info@platomadison.org
Phone: 608-262-5823
Fax: 608-265-4555

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