Arts, Faith and Humanities

Eighteen Scholars from Eighteen Countries are at Seattle U for SUSI 2019

Written by Karen Bystrom, College of Arts and Sciences

July 11, 2019

The 18 scholars posed for a group photo.

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Eighteen scholars from eighteen countries arrived on campus last week for the third year for Seattle University to host the Study of the U.S. Institute for Scholars on Contemporary American Literature.

The 2019 participants hail from Mexico, Brazil, Togo, Cameroon, Algeria, Tunisia, Lebanon, Turkey, Portugal, France, Belarus, Finland, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, India, Nepal, Mongolia, and China. (See the Google Map.) The 2019 cohort includes

  • the Brazilian translator of Joyce’s Ulysses and Eliot’s poetry, Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice, and David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest,
  • a Vice Rector from Mongolia who works on curriculum development and global engagement,
  • and a creative writer from St. Joseph’s College in Bangalore.

This Fulbright-related program, funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is a four-week academic residency in Seattle with a two-week study tour of Los Angeles, Berkeley and San Francisco, and Washington, DC.

The SUSI aims to provide participants with new materials for their teaching and research on twentieth- and twenty-first-century US literature, art, and culture; more complex and diverse conceptions of the contemporary U.S.; and new ideas about theoretical approaches, pedagogical methods, and curricular structures best suited to the study of American literature and culture.

Learn more about the program and past participants here.

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