Multicultural and Transnational Literatures

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Archive for November, 2012

Congratulations to Alison Lawhorne

Alison Lawhorne successfully defended her thesis, “EVERYTHING WE NEED IS HERE”: RESTORING ENVIRONMENTAL BONDS THROUGH ACTIVISM IN SOLAR STORMS BY LINDA HOGAN, POTIKI BY PATRICIA GRACE, AND PRODIGAL SUMMER BY BARBARA KINGSOLVER,” directed by Dr. Ellen Arnold.  Congratulations, Alison!


Congratulations to Antoinette Melvin

On behalf of the Multicultural and Transnational Literatures faculty, I would like to congratulate Antoinette Melvin on successfully defending her CAPS Project,  “Generations: Comparative Transcultural Literature of the United States” under the direction of Dr. Deena.  We recognize this accomplishment as both an individual and collaborative achievement, and our area faculty members honor Antoinette’s success, wish her the best in future endeavors, and hope she will keep in touch with us.


Congratulations to Jeanette Darden

Jeanette Darden has successfully defended her thesis “A Rationale for the African American Man’s Destruction in Alice Walker’s Third Life of Grange Copeland and The Color Purple and Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God,”
under the direction of Dr. Watson.

 


Native American Heritage Month

With great excitement and anticipation, the Department of English and the Multicultural and Transnational Literatures Concentration are searching for a position in Native American Literature.   Please note the link below to campus activities celebrating Native American Heritage Month.

November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to recognize the contributions

Native Americans made to the establishment of the United States. The month started as a

day of recognition by the state of New York in 1916, then grew in 1990 when

President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution declaring it a month-long

observance. Events will take place on campus to recognize Native Americans and educate

faculty, staff, students and the community about the culture. For more information, click

here, or for events on campus, please see the “@ECU” section of the newsletter.