Friday, May 20, 2016 at 11:30am to 2:00pm
Many Nations Longhouse
1630 Columbia Street, Eugene, OR
Howard Rambsy, associate professor of literature at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, will address the campus about the UO's 2016-17 Common Reading book, Ta-Nehisi Coates' Between the World and Me. He’ll analyze the book’s extraordinary reception, including how UO’s Common Reading Program fits into a larger network of groups and institutions covering the book; and he’ll underscore potential challenges and opportunities for participating in a common reading experience based on a book like Between the World and Me. Professor Rambsy is author of The Black Arts Enterprise (Michigan 2011) and the popular Black Studies blog culturalfront.org.
He’ll then be joined by a panel including UO Associate Professor of English Courtney Thorsson and Professor of English Bill Rossi—and a couple of their students. Professors Thorsson and Rossi recently taught text and they’ll share their experiences.
Lunch served beginning at 11:30am, formal program begins at noon
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