Thursday, July 2, 2015
This fall, we'll continue our bi-annual reading groups with SIUE students. We'll have about 125 participants, and I'll coordinate three different groups.
Last month, I read an advance reader edition of Ta-Nehisi Coates's Between the World and Me, and over the coming weeks, my graduate student Jeremiah Carter and I will reading Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women in America (2003) Charisse Jones and Kumea Shorter-Gooden and The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery (2014) by Sarah Lewis.
My colleagues Joycelyn Moody, from University of Texas at San Antonio, and Elizabeth Cali, from SIUE, suggested Shifting and The Rise, respectively, when I circulated a call asking for book recommendations.
I'm looking forward to working with Jeremiah to think through questions and small exhibits based on the books, which we'll in turn explore with students in the fall.
• Reading Groups