Literature Symposium to Highlight New Global Cultural Studies Major
Duke’s literature program will hold a one-day symposium Oct. 24 to promote its new Global Cultural Studies major.
The new major will allow undergraduates to examine film, literature, art, science, critical theory and other texts from a broad range of disciplines and cultures.
Program leaders say the major aims to equip students with knowledge and critical thinking skills both necessary for a broad, liberal learning experience and relevant to the contemporary world.
One of the symposium’s plenary lectures will be drawn from “Not Like a Native Speaker: On Languaging as a Postcolonial Experience,” a new book by Rey Chow, who directs Duke’s literature program. An interview with Chow is available here.