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Lecture set on literature of 9/11

Lecture set on literature of 9/11

Amitava Kumar, professor of English at Vassar College, will discuss "The Literature of 9/11: A Syllabus Starts with the Lives of Our Students," on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Linfield College. The free program will start at 7:30 p.m. in Nicholson Library.

Kumar is the author of fiction, non-fiction, literary theory, memoir and political theory, including “Passport Photos,” “Bombay-London-New York” and “Husband of a Fanatic.” His creative writing pieces address issues of post-colonialism, globalization, terrorism and multiculturalism.

Kumar was born in Ara, Bihar, India, and grew up in the nearby town of Patna. He received a master’s degree in linguistics from Delhi University and a master’s degree in English literature from Syracuse University. He holds a Ph.D. in cultural studies and comparative literature from the University of Minnesota.

For more information, call 503-883-2210.

Lecture set on literature of 9/11

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