Update from Prof. Aaron Shaheen on the first session (Tuesday, Jan. 25):
The first session of Take Five 2022 on Tuesday, January 25 (6 PM, Chattanooga Room in the University Center), is fast approaching! This year’s theme is the Harlem Renaissance, done to commemorate the centennial of the publication of the 1922 Book of American Negro Poetry, the first anthology of Black verse to be published by a major press (Harcourt), which is informally credited with catalyzing the movement.
The First Session: After I offer an extended introduction to provide larger context for the Harlem Renaissance era, Dr. Verbie Prevost will guide us through several poems by Langston Hughes. Below you’ll see the specific poems Verbie will cover in her remarks:
The Negro Speaks of Rivers
Theme for English B
The Weary Blues
Let America Be America Again
I’m mindful of how the Omicron variant is sweeping through the region. While UTC has become a mask-optional space at present, I will have masks available for those who want one. I have also discontinued the dinner service this season, opting instead for light refreshments. Moreover, I have ordered extra tables with fewer seats to allow for better social distancing.
Finally, I will also hold this first session live via Zoom for those who wish to watch from home. You will find an invitation and link for the session below:
Topic: Take Five Zoom Meeting-January 25-Poetry of Langston Hughes
Time: Jan 25, 2022 05:55 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)