Literature Symposium to Highlight New Global Cultural Studies Major

Thursday, October 9, 2014

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.