Common Reading

2008–09

The Art of Memory, an anthology

As the university celebrates its sesquicentennial, the 150th anniversary of the institution's founding, we consider the idea of memory--the theme for the 2008-09 academic year. One place where you will have a chance to explore the theme of memory is the university's Common Reading.

This year's Common Reading is an anthology composed of essays, short stories, poems and even excerpts from a graphic memoir. Each selection approaches memory from a different perspective and includes a brief introduction written by a member of the SU community. These introductions are intended to provide you with background information that will help you navigate each piece. The title of the anthology, Art of Memory, is attributed to the ancient Greek poet Simonides. One of the authors will provide an explanation of the history of this piece.



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