The start of the Chicago Humanities Festival is about a month away. Nearly one hundred events spanning the wide range of the humanities will begin October 24 and continue November 2-14. Lectures, discussions, performances, and readings are just a few examples of the different types of events planned planned to occur throughout Chicago. Some notable events include a discussion concerning “Jane Austen and the Body,” a reading from Best European Fiction 2010, and a lecture entitled “Shakespeare and the Black Body.” Book your tickets in advance online, as C.H.F. reports 80% of last year’s Fall Festival sold out. Also, check out the C.H.F. staff blog.