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2018-19 KU Common Book Resources

The Office of First-Year Experience offers resources to support the reading and teaching of Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work .

For faculty and staff interested in using Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work in the classroom, the Office of First-Year Experience has developed some sample assignments to use during the semester. 

Students can find valuable information about Create Dangerously and Danticat here including a bio, interviews, reviews, and links to related works. Create Dangerously has also been reviewed by the New York Times and NPR.

Students should mark their calendars for two important Common Book events:

  1. KU Common Book discussions – Sunday, August 19, 2018, 1:30 - 3:00 pm in various locations (we will communicate at Orientation and after about your specific Common Book discussion location).
  2. An evening with Edwidge Danticat, Thursday, September 6, 7:00 pm in the Lied Center

The Spencer Museum of Art's exhibition The Ties That Bind: Haiti, the United States, and the Art of Ulrick Jean-Pierre in Comparative Perspective reveals the deep historical connections between Haiti and the United States through the lens of 20th-century Haitian art. Click here for more information. The Spencer Museum of Art has also received grants from Humanities Kansas and the Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission to help support the exhibition. Find out more information about the benefits of these grants here.

The Institute of Haitian Studies and the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies can also provide insightful context and resources that are helpful while reading Create Dangerously as well as other upcoming events. 

The Faces of Haiti provides extensive literary and cultural background of Haiti. 

Please check back soon for more resources on the KU Common Book for 2018-19.


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