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Common Reading Experience Presentation - February 24 at noon in the Library

2009-02-17 13:39:34

COMMON READING EXPERIENCE PRESENTATION: "THE INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE OF COMICS" -- FEBRUARY 24 AT NOON IN THE LIBRARY

Cleveland State University kicks off the spring Common Reading Experience on Tuesday, February 24 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the Library's first floor. James Marino, Assistant Professor of English, will make a special presentation titled "The International Language of Comics" based on the book chosen for this year's program - Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, which all first year CSU students will read as part of their orientation to University life.

The book, selected by a committee representing faculty, staff, students, and the Library, is a graphic novel that tells the story of a young girl growing up in Iran during the time of the Shah's overthrow and the Islamic Revolution of 1979. The young heroine struggles to make sense of her faith, her politics, and her place in society as an Islamic girl amidst political upheaval and change. Written in the tradition of works such as Art Spiegelman's Maus (1993), the book communicates powerful social and political commentary through a combination of black and white illustrations and text.

All CSU faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend the Common Reading Experience Events:

Tuesday, February 24, 2009
12:00 pm-1:00 pm
1st floor of the Library (east)

James Marino
Assistant Professor of English, CSU
Presenting: "The International Language of Comics"

Tuesday, April 7, 2009
12:00 pm-1:00 pm
1st floor of the Library (east)

Julia Shearson, Executive Director
Council on American Islamic Relations, Cleveland
Presenting: "Islam and Muslims: Dispelling Stereotypes"

For more information, visit the Common Learning Experience website or contact Paula Bloch, Coordinator, Freshman Orientation, at 687-3734 or p.bloch@csuohio.edu .

Posted 2009-02-17 13:39:34 by Barbara_Loomis.

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