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Week Two

Posted on June 14, 2010

We have officially passed the halfway point of SILCS 2010. The past week has been quite busy. Dr. Ania Loomba from the University of Pennsylvania arrived on Monday to speak to the students about her research. On Wednesday, staff member Mecca Sullivan flew to England to present her short story “Sererie” at the Dissident Citizenship: Queer Postcolonial Belonging conference at the University of Sussex. Congratulations, Mecca.

Dr. Valerie Lee was scheduled to speak to the students on Thursday but the airlines had other plans and she wasn't able to make it. Instead, we will see her next Sunday, June 20.

On Friday, the students visited Boston University, including the English Department and the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, where they visited exhibits such as SOLDIERS FOR EQUALITY: From Phillis Wheatley to the 20th Century. This was our first trip to Boston University. We thank Dr. Anita Patterson and Dr. Laura Korobkin in the English department and Ryan Hendrickson and Sean Noel in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Archive for their hospitality.

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