Monday, May 16, 2016

Sharing resources on Between the World and Me

One of the challenges I initially had when thinking about what to present during my upcoming presentation on Ta-Nehisi Coates's Between the World and Me at the University of Oregon (UO) was how to share all the materials I've gotten in a single presentation. Too many items and too much to say, not enough time.

The audience for my presentation are professors who will lead a common reading on Coates's book for first-year students. I've decided to provide each of them with flash drives that contain a wide range of resources related to my research on Between the World and Me. The drives will contain my extensive list of coverage of the book; timelines related to Coates and his work; a keywords and concept document; and a few different indexes that I produced concerning the book.

Hopefully, the items I provide will complement what the professors are planning to share with students as they facilitate their various reading groups.

I've been consistently following Coates's writing now since around 2005. Over time, I've gathered way too much to say in a limited time-frame. Therefore, I'm hoping that keeping my presentation relatively short, but providing the audience with a body of resources that they can access on their own time and for the purposes that they choose will be most beneficial for them and ultimately their students.
Notations for a common reading experience of Ta-Nehisi Coates
A Notebook on the work of Ta-Nehisi Coates  

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