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Unfortunately, the December Let’s Talk About It program has been canceled due to illness. The program will be rescheduled for February.
Please check https://www.cc-pl.org/events in the coming weeks for the reschedule date.
Join us at our Cold Spring Branch to discuss Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Discussion led by Dr. Tonya Krouse of the NKU English Department.
Let’s Talk About It
NKU English professor Dr. Tonya Krouse will lead the discussion on Between the World and Me. Dr. Krouse is the author of multiple publications and critical essays:
- Articles in Journal of Modern Literature, Doris Lessing Studies and The Virginia Woolf Miscellany
- The Opposite of Desire: Sex and Pleasure in the Modernist Novel
- Book chapters in The Golden Notebook after Fifty; Doris Lessing: Interrogating the Times; Analyzing Mad Men: Critical Essays on the Television Series; Launching Fanny Hill: Essays on the Novel and Its Influence; Virginia Woolf and Her Influences.
Between the World and Me
“In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden?
Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son—and readers—the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children’s lives were taken as American plunder. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward.” – Provided by publisher
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Listen to children’s stories in five different languages, thanks to a partnership with NKU. Read more
Woodturning artist Jerry Warner is a native of Louisiana, but he views his craft the way a famous Alabama-born movie character looks at life. Read more
NKU Anthropology students get to take a test drive in the real-world of display making. Read more
What is “the good life” and does everyone have an equal chance to share in it?
Dr. Rachael Clark, an instructor in the Northern Kentucky University Department of Psychological Science, looks at residents in an impoverished community to examine hope
and the meaning of life.
Rachael will share her vision for and experiences with including every social class in her studies to improve the quality of life for all human beings.
She will discuss her team’s findings in “Project Hope & the Study of the Good Life” as the Six @ Six community lecture series begins its 2016 schedule at 6pm Wednesday, Feb. 3, at Carrico/Fort Thomas.
The Six @ Six Community Lecture Series is sponsored by Northern Kentucky University’s Scripps-Howard Center for Civic Engagement. Cost for each event is $6. Call 859-572-7847 or visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/e/2321754 to buy tickets. Tickets are available at the door if the event isn’t sold out.