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Book Oblivion Academy

Access every online course and reading group available in Book Oblivion Academy.

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Book Oblivion Academy Overview

Every Book Oblivion Academy Member has full access to every available online course and reading group and is automatically enrolled in every new course that becomes available. Members have the option to take each course live when it is offered during the year, or work through lessons at their own pace. When you enroll, you will immediately access a library of resources, including online courses, reading groups, reading guides, and exclusive access to private Facebook groups.


Reading Groups

We love to read in community and share our love of books and ideas through conversation. You can join Book Oblivion's free Book Club and read one new book every Spring, Summer, Winter, and Fall with us or you can look into our reading groups designed to read and study a single author (Proust or Murakami), single subject (Literary & Critical Theory/Philosophy), or read through some of the best classic and contemporary literature.


Online Courses

We offer online courses, reading groups, and reading guides for life-long adult learners in the areas of writing, rhetoric, literature, and reading.

When you enroll in a course, reading group, or opt for a study guide, you can expect a different combination of the following:

  • literary focused curriculum
  • emphasis on reading primary texts
  • focus on literary criticism and critical theory
  • comprehensive video lectures
  • memory challenges and skill building
  • live online video conferences
  • written discussion boards
  • email correspondence
  • supplemental reading and resources
  • access to private Facebook groups

Course Offerings - 2018

The following courses will be offered live throughout the year in 2018:

  • Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World & Literary Theory
  • Murakami & Magical Realism
  • Kafka on the Shore & Literary Theory
  • Murakami & Time
  • How to Read More Course Series


Your Instructor


Jessica S. Manuel
Jessica S. Manuel

Jessica S. Manuel is a reader, writer, and college professor. Her work explores the intersections of contemporary theories and philosophies with classic and contemporary literature.

She earned her B.A. in English with an emphasis in Critical Theory and a minor in Theological Studies from The Master's University. She went on to earn her M.A. in English (Literature) from San Francisco State University where she studied 19th-20th Century Literatures with a special studies emphasis in Critical Theory. After examining the intersections of psychoanalysis and contemporary literature, she wrote her thesis on Haruki Murakami's use of the unconscious in Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World.

After earning her M.A., she continued her education at University of California, San Diego where she studied and earned certificates in teaching adult learners, literature, and online teaching and learning. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design at Clemson University.

Jessica offers online adult literature courses and reading groups for life-long learners through Book Oblivion Academy and also teaches writing and literature courses at the college level.


Frequently Asked Questions


How long do I have access to these courses?
Members retain access as long as their subscription is active. After enrolling, you have unlimited access to all courses for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own. You can cancel anytime right from your dashboard.

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