Common Reading seeks contributions to 'Feminist Futures' reading guide

UO Common Reading is looking for input on next year's teaching guide.

During the 2023-24 academic year, the UO’s Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS) and UO Common Reading (CR) are collaborating as part of CSWS's 50th anniversary celebration. The year-long celebration includes invited speakers and presenters, exhibitions and film, authors and their books, performances and events on a theme of "Feminist Futures: Research on Women and Gender".

Included with this is a teaching guide that will be used to facilitate thoughtful discussions and lectures with students to engage with the books that Common Reading has selected, including:
  • “The Turnaway Study” by Diana Greene Foster, a professor at University of California, San Francisco: A landmark research study that documents the outcomes for women who received and were denied an abortion. Common Reading and CSWS will sponsor an author conversation with Foster during fall term 2023.
  • “Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence” by Anita Hill: A memoir and manifesto about the origins and course of gender violence in society. Hill will give the Lorwin Lecture on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at the UO during spring term 2024.
  • “The Palace Papers: Inside the House of Windsor” and “The Diana Chronicles” by Tina Brown: Two behind-the-scenes accounts of the British royal family written by a journalist and former media executive. CSWS and the School of Journalism and Communication will host Brown in a joint speaker event during winter term 2024. 
  • Persepolis” by Marjane Satrapi and “We Should All Be Feminists” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Literary agent Anjali Singh, who helped launch both books to prominence, will appear at a CSWS/Comics Studies joint speaker event and workshop in fall term 2023. 
However, the teaching guide needs your help to reach its full potential! Please complete the following survey to give your thoughts, opinions, and suggestions on how to best engage students with the teaching guide: