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So you want to learn a South Asian language . . .

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. . . and maybe you’re not made out of money? Maybe you attend a university that doesn’t offer any classes? Maybe you might or might not be willing to travel for language learning? Or maybe–you are not a university student? Well, there are still some options! Last year I stumbled upon some literary connections between the U.S. and India that seemed like they could become a dissertation chapter. The only problem was that some […]

Happy New Semester!: A Year (Later) of Spivak

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Lehigh Culture & Community

During the fall semester of 2013, critical theorist Gayatri Spivak visited Lehigh University as part of our Humanities Center’s “Home” lecture series. Of course, when such a renowned scholar as Dr. Spivak is scheduled to visit, rumors will abound. Whispers of “She’s very tall”, “She doesn’t eat bagels”, “She doesn’t take questions”, and “She has excellent fashion sense” circulated, as department members read her work in class, in reading groups, and in the library alone […]