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Book Club: On Immunity: An Innoculation by Eula Biss – Leipzig-Halle

June 20, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

For June’s Book Club meeting, we are reading On Immunity: An Inoculation by Eula Biss.


The discussion will take place online, please send an email to kaitlyn.kennedy@utexas.edu to receive the log-in information.

About On Immunity: An Inoculation by Eula Biss

“In this bold, fascinating book, Eula Biss addresses a chronic condition of fear—fear of the government, the medical establishment, and what may be in your children’s air, food, mattresses, medicines, and vaccines. Reflecting on her own experience as a new mother, Biss investigates the metaphors and myths surrounding our conception of immunity and its implications for the individual and the social body. She extends a conversation with other mothers to meditations on Voltaire’s Candide, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, Susan Sontag’s AIDS and Its Metaphors, and beyond. On Immunity is an inoculation against our fear and a moving account of how we are all interconnected—our bodies and our fates.” — Description from Amazon.com

Please add thoughts or questions you have during reading to our live document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FzRrUMK97lYuzKDSPEWhG-Wfh8UDWUTMh8CiInuqfgY/edit?usp=drivesdk

Our next book will be selected during this meeting. We try to balance our selections evenly between fiction and non-fiction.

Feel free to add up to two books to our book suggestion list: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-ZZt2MiCoj19_-zKjZWEHEWoTFTlXAkR4f5r5e-DPZw/edit?usp=drivesdk

Lastly, if you would like to be added to our WhatsApp thread, please directly message us with your request. Thanks, and happy reading!