The common reading selection for the Class of 2016 is Eric Liu’s The Accidental Asian: Notes of a Native Speaker, a thematic memoir that challenges readers to consider identity as something both accidental (coming from family and other peoples’ expectations) and intentional (created and/or adopted by one’s own choosing). From other themes such as race, language, and global politics, to the feelings of inadequacy and ambivalence that often accompany the college transition, The Accidental Asian: Notes of a Native Speaker is sure to make for a great discussion this fall.
Faculty, staff, and graduate teaching associates are being sought to serve as discussion leaders.
The author visit and discussion will take place on Tuesday, August 21, sometime between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. The Discussion Leader training will take place on the day of your choosing, either Monday or Tuesday, August 13 or 14, between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. More information on Discussion Leader responsibilities can be found on the Life of the Mind website.
Sign up to be a discussion leader online.