MIT Literary Society | January 2021

Published on: January 28, 2021
A Clockwork Orange is Anthony Burgess’s most famous novel and its impact on literary, musical and visual culture has been extensive. The novel is concerned with the conflict between the individual and the state, the punishment of young criminals, and the possibility or otherwise of redemption. The linguistic originality of the book, and the moral questions it raises, are as relevant now as they ever were. (Source: Meeting: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Vote for the next book: The Literary Society is a student-run organization sponsored by the Literature Section. The MIT Literary Society creates a comfortable atmosphere for undergraduates to freely discuss their book interests. We read one book every month and meet every Tuesday – twice a month for book discussions, and twice a month for silent sustained reading (SSR) meetings. The group votes on book selections, choosing from genres that range from the classics to contemporary works. All members get to lead a part of each discussion. Other events may include guest speakers from MIT’s faculty and viewings of movies based on books. Our Mission: Founded in the spring of 2006, the MIT Literary Society is an undergraduate reading group that focuses on literary discussion outside of the classroom. The purpose of the MIT Literary Society is to complement the often rigorous and technical MIT education by creating a forum that encourages discussions on the current literary climate. The group is designed to encourage the exploration of various genres and interpretations, and also to develop one’s leadership skills by coordinating discussions. Our Constitution Contact: Interested in joining us? Our member mailing list is being managed by If you want to be added to this list, contact us at