CRVE 2005

CRVE 2004

Welcome to the 2006 Common Reading and Viewing Experience (CRVE) website!

The website is designed to deepen this year's theme, "El Che: The Making of an Image," by providing resources that explain and contextualize the CRVE book and film. We hope the historical media and contemporary news readings here will serve as a useful companion to the base texts.

During Orientation, Emerson students and faculty will view Hector Cruz Sandoval's film, KordaVisión , and attend a panel discussion led by the film maker and an expert in the history of visual culture. The reading and the viewing sections of the site include readings and other media intended to provide a broader context for reading The Motorcycle Diaries and watching KordaVisión . The speakers link provides more information on the panelists, including articles that they have written or recommended. At the panel discussion, the Emerson community will have an opportunity to speak directly to these experts in a Question and Answer session.

The writing section of the site supplies guidelines for students to review and consider as they prepare to write their essays in their first-year writing classes.

Visit the forum link to communicate with CRVE organizers, other faculty, and students about questions you may still have about the CRVE. Sharing impressions and debating ideas is an important aspect of the work of the Emerson community; we hope that new students in particular will take advantage of this chance to join the conversation, even before they arrive on campus.

We look forward to seeing you in September. Until then, read the book, explore the site -- enjoy the experience!

The 2006 CRVE Organizers

Claire Andrade-Watkins, Visual and Media Arts
Melia Bensussen, Performing Arts
David Bogen, Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies
Cara Crandall, Freshman Writing Program
Sharon Duffy, Student Life
Nigel Gibson, Honors Program
Flora Gonzalez, Writing Literature and Publishing
Jennifer Hanson, Library
Clarisse Hart, Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies
Richard Zauft, Academic Affairs
Shun Liang, Web Designer