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SU hosting SUSI

July 10, 2017

Seattle University is hosting the Study of the U.S. Institute for Scholars (SUSI) on Contemporary American Literature, a program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, this summer. Charles Tung (left), associate professor of English, who played a key role in bringing this program to the university, is serving as director of the institute with Ken Allan, associate professor of Art and Art History, serving as associate director.

The SUSI program brings to SU scholars and educators from 18 countries, who specialize in U.S. literature and culture with the aim of deepening participants’ understanding of the history of U.S. society, institutions, culture and values. In SUSI seminars, participants encounter a diverse set of contemporary American authors and artists, different kinds of cultural expression and a variety of U.S. faculty members who represent a range of disciplinary approaches to literature.

Read more about SUSI here.