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Thursday, April 28

Global Issues Through Literature: The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper
Global Issues Through Literature
5:00 pm
Emilee Ruhland
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
Free and Open to the Public w/ registration
Maja Konitzer
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Global Issues Through Literature (GILS) Fall and Spring 2021-22: Imagining Other Worlds: Globalizing Science Fiction and Fantasy

April 28th, 2022 - "Dark is Rising" by Susan Cooper. Co-sponsored by the European Studies Center

Facilitated by Emilee Ruhland, who graduated this spring with her Master’s in Critical and Cultural Studies from the University of Pittsburgh, and she holds an MA in English from North Dakota State University. Emilee is a medievalist and has written about Beowulf, Joan of Arc, Notre Dame de Paris, and Gothic architecture in Pittsburgh. She works in higher ed communications, most recently as the Communications Coordinator for the European Studies Center.

This reading group for K-12 educators explores literary texts from a global perspective. Content specialists present the work and its context, and participants brainstorm innovative pedagogical practices for incorporating the text and its themes into the curriculum. Sessions this year will take place virtually on Thursday evenings from 5-8 PM (EST). Books and three Act 48 credit hours are provided.

Register for the reading groups here- https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/gils

Contact Maja Konitzer with questions at majab@pitt.edu