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Literary Agenda

The Literary Agenda has for five years given SSE students the opportunity to participate in book circles and author’s talks led by faculty, staff and PhD students. We read seven selected books a year. The aim is to promote self-reflection, empathy and cultural literacy among students.

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The reading list for 2023/2024.

Here is the deal:

We read seven books a year, selected by an advisory board of authors, publishers and our president. We divide the signed up students into groups of ten and give them a circle leader from faculty or staff. Then it´s up to the groups to decide on when and where to meet. 
Each member of the initiative receives all the books for free (they can be picked up in the SSE library) and are provided free meals/fika (from the cafeteria) for the book circle discussions.

All students who read and discuss 5 out of 7 books in the Literary Agenda and hand in a reflection paper (we give out questions to answer), will get the Literary Agenda in their degree certificate under Formal Extracurricular Activities.

More than 1 350 students, doctoral students, faculty and staff have been part of the first four years of the Literary Agenda.

Sign up to the Literary Agenda:

Sign up for students - to Literary Agenda 2023/2024

Sign up for bookcircle leaders

The initiative is financed by Stiftelsen Natur & Kultur and McKinsey & Company.

Would you like to know more about the Literary Agenda?
Please feel free to contact Tinni Ernsjöö Rappe, director Art Initiative and Literary Agenda.