We are proud to announce that University of Louisville's 2008-09 Book-in-Common text is Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi.
How exciting would it be to come to UofL and already have something in common with other new students? That's the idea behind Book-in-Common, a series of events relating to the themes and characters from one book, read by incoming students, faculty and staff.
UofL's Book-in-Common (BinC) is one of the four First Year Initiatives aimed at introducing new students to UofL. You're guaranteed to meet other new students, upperclass students, faculty and staff. You'll also ge tto expereince a unique facet of academic life at UofL as you look at this one book from a number of perspectives and disciplines, learn about new cultures, and attend fun, interactive events related to Persepolis.
How does Book-in-Common Work?
Students will read and explore a common text which will be incorporated into English 101 and other classrooms across disciplines. First Year Initiatives will partner with campus and local community members to provide a series of out-of-class activities revolving around the themes and issues raised throughout the book. Most of the related activities will take place during Fall 2008, and planned programs include a featured speaker, out-of-class group discussions, essay contest, film screening, and faculty lecture/panel.
Fall 2008 Feature: What'd You Just Say?! Exploring the Difficulty of Difficult Discussion
Thursday, November 13 at 7:00 PM - SAC Multipurpose Room/Cafeteria
make it happen! So let's talk about it!
Spring 2009 Feature: A visit by Marjane Satrapi, author of Persepolis
Friday, March 27th at 6:00 PM. Location TBD
Join us for the 2009 Minx Auerbach Lecture in Women's and Gender Studies, with book signing & reception.
Other Fall 2008 Events and Activities Related to PersepolisDownload the complete schedule! (PDF)
Arts & Essay Contest
Thursdays in Black
Persian-Iranian Cultural Evening
Persepolis: The Movie
Thursday, November 6th - Floyd Theatre, 3:00 PM followed by an optional discussion
Admission: Matinee is free. Weekend shows are $1.50 Students and $3.00 General.
--Peace and Justice Week Starts November 10th--
What Now? What next? Revisiting the Redical Voices of the Civil Rights Movement
Dr. Barbara Ransby, public intellectual and one of the leading scholars of African American Women's history in the U.S., will lead us in post-election reflection for the 2nd Annual Anne Braden Memorial Lecture.
In honor of this years Book-in-Common Persepolis, Peace and Justice Week, and International Violence Against Women Day, all students are invited to participate in a community art making project. Much like the graphic novel Persepolis, community art making gives participants a voice and a platform to express their unique perspective. Please add your comments and brush strokes to a mural created in honor of all those working for peace and justice everywhere. Each person has a role to pla and a voice to be heard! Sponsored by the PEACC Program.
Stay tuned for more information about other events in the works: