Common Read

Common Read

Common Reading Initiative at Penn State Altoona for First-Year Students

Sponsored by the Division of Arts and Humanities

2016-17 Selection

Book cover for "The Ocean at the End of the Lane" by Neil Gaiman

"The Ocean at the End of the Lane" by Neil Gaiman

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane
A Novel by Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is the author of CoralineThe Sandman Series, multiple episodes of Dr. Who, and has been honored with many international awards, including the Newbery and Carnegie Medals.

His books and stories have also been honored with four Hugos, two Nebulas, one World Fantasy Award, one Bram Stoker Awards, six Locus Awards, two British SF Awards, one British Fantasy Award, three Geffens, one International Horror Guild Award, and two Mythopoeic Awards.

For more information
Laura E. Rotunno, Ph.D.

Common Read Events

Thursday, November 10, 2016 | 12:05 - 1:20 p.m.
A Taste of "Ocean at the end of the Lane"
Slep Student Center, Pond View Lounge

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | 7 p.m.
The Virtue of the Popular: Mythmaking in Genre Fiction - with Sam Findley
Slep Student Center, Pond View Lounge

Thursday, February 26, 2017 | 12:10 p.m.
Using Gaiman as the Guide: Mining Childhood Memory with Theatre - with Sam Tanner
Eve Chapel

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | 7 p.m.
Reflecting on Our Own Ocean: Autoethnography as a Research Method and Pedagogical Tool - with Kelly Munly
Slep Student Center, Fireside Lounge

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | 4 p.m.
Hot & Bothered, or Innocence Rediscovered? - with Lynn Nagle
Slep Student Center, Fireside Lounge

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | 12:10 p.m.
Resilience and Risk: Childhood Trauma in Gaiman's "Ocean at the End of the Lane" - with Lauren Jacobson and Lacey Wallace
150 Hawthorn Building

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | 4 p.m.
Halloween in Springtime: A Common Read Event
Eiche Library Writing Commons

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | 12:10 p.m.
Panel discussion about "The Language of Shaping"
Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts, Titelman Study

Friday-Saturday, April 21-22, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.
Ivyside Dance - "The Language of Shaping"
Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts, Wolf Kuhn Theatre
For more information call 814-949-5452.