Reminder–FYM Reading of Citizen by Claudia Rankine

Dear New Wesleyan Students, Be prepared to share your thoughts and ideas when faculty, administrators, and fellow students engage you in conversation about Citizen: An American Lyric by MacArthur Genius grant-winning poet Claudia Rankine on Friday, September 1 of New Student Orientation. All information regarding FYM 2021 can be found at: http://wesleyan.edu/orientation/first_year_matters.html. The themes associated with … Read moreReminder–FYM Reading of Citizen by Claudia Rankine

First Year Matters Reading: Citizen

Claudia Rankine’s Citizen recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in our twenty-first-century daily lives and in the media. Some of these encounters are slight, seemingly slips of the tongue, and some are intentional offensives in the classroom, at the supermarket, at home, on the tennis court with Serena Williams and the soccer field with … Read moreFirst Year Matters Reading: Citizen