*All meetings are on Thursdays from 12:30-1:30 pm. Come eat lunch and learn how to incorporate Brother, I'm Dying into your curriculum.
|Date||Chapters to Read||Speaker||Presentation|
|September 8, 2016||CH 1-3||Dr. Celucien Joseph||"Edwidge Danticat and the Haitian Experience through Diasporic Literature."
The discussion will provide a general overview on Edwidge Danticat as a woman novelist and artist. After offering an overview of the novel, “Brother, I’m Dying,” we will underscore its central themes and ideas; particular attention will also be given to the discussion of the first three chapters. The basic objective of this conversation is twofold: (1) to discuss the human condition as represented in this story, and (2) to highlight the Haitian experience and the fragility of life through Danticat’s diasporic text. These conversations will provide faculty opportunities to participate in thought provoking discussions about ways to incorporate various activities across disciplines and engage students in the class. Bring your brown bag lunch and join us for an engaging conversation or faculty driven conversations. The IAE will provide a frozen dessert to keep you cool and fresh for this session.
|September 22, 2016||CH 4-6||Marvin Hobson||
"LIT. MATTERS… Across YOUR Curriculum!"
|September 29, 2016||CH 7-10||IRSC Librarians||
"Open Discussion Facilitated by IRSC Librarians"
|October 13, 2016||CH 11-14||Marvin Hobson Returns!||"LIT. MATTERS… Across YOUR Curriculum!"
Both Literature and Literacy matter in the 21st Century! Most affirm this statement, but often times other pedagogical ideologies, academic demands, and discipline-specific learning outcomes or requirements eclipse the overt teaching or reference to fiction or literacy practices. However, The Big Read provides a wonderful opportunity to explore the connections between Literature and YOUR curriculum and to engage students in the classroom. Come learn, create, and share opportunities for the seamless inclusion of O’ Brother, I’m Dying by Edwidge Danticat into your curriculum for the Spring of 2017! Bring your brown bag lunch and join us for an engaging conversation or faculty driven conversations. The IAE will provide snacks and beverages for this session.
|October 27, 2016||CH 15-17||Suchismita Banerjee||
"Time and Memory in Brother, I’m Dying."
|November 3, 2016||CH 18-20||Dr. Daphne Cooper||Political Science|
|November 10, 2016||CH 21-24||
Dr. Susan Wise