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The inaugural Spring Jamboree in 2015, which showcased a wide variety of academics, culture, dance and music from across Asia and Africa. Presented by students from across campus, it represented both individuals studying in the Comparative Literature Department (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Yoruba, Swahil, among others) and affiliated student groups. Building on the success of the event, which packed Joe Brown Plaza for several hours, the second celebration of culture took place on March 30 and expanded upon the framework of the first edition. For images of the event, contact Dainess Maganda or Karim Traore.
Congratulations to Dr. Ruhumbika. At this year's South-Eastern African Languages and Literatures Forum, hosted by the University of Georgia, Dr. Ruhumbika received a lifetime achievement award for his contributions in the field of African Languages and Literature in the United States and beyond. Dr. Ruhumbika also provide the conference's keynote address.
On, October 3, John Carlos Rowe, USC Associates’ Professor of the Humanities and Professor of English and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California, gave a lecture as part of the Willson Center's Distinguished Lecturer Program. Dr. Rowe was hosted by Dr. Peter O'Neill. Click here for information about the lecture, titled "The Ends of Transnationalism and U.S. Cultural Imperialism.”
Our first annual Spring Jamboree was a success! It featured a variety of student cultural displays from national and regional traditions across Africa and Asia, from traditional dance to contemporary break dance, food, and music. Visit the picture gallery to see images from the event.
The Spring 2014 department newsletter is now available! Access the Spring 2014 CMLT Newsletter to learn about faculty and student news and updates, as well as discover the exciting career options that recent graduates have chosen.
Dr. Lioba Moshi and Dr. Akinloye Ojo were recently interviewed on WUGA in their new control room. You can find pictures from their time with Ele Ellis on the WUGA Facebook page.
The university will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its African Studies Institute with two weeks of events starting November 1st. Events will include a conference along with cultural and family events.