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Mapping 'Knoxville' Across Time, Media, and Cultures:

Tracing Unexplored Connections Between the Work of Cormac McCarthy, Annemarie Schwarzenbach, and Buddy and the Huddle


Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018
2:00 – 5:00 pm
253 Hodges Library
(registraton is at the bottom of the bottom of the page)

Dr. Erika Berroth, Associate Professor of German
Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX

Intercultural Knowledge and Competence – Exploring Connections: Making Meaning of Foreign and Familiar Matters

An interactive workshop that includes hands on experiential learning, guided exercises, and creative transformations invites participants to increase their awareness of the importance of self-knowledge, cultural competence, ways of making connections, and ways of making meaning. Building on students’ observations about artifacts from contexts foreign to their own, the workshop challenges us to explore connections. How does culture affect our interactions with others?  How may our assumptions about ourselves and others be challenged?  How can we increase awareness and find productive ways to navigate cultural differences?  Engaging those and other questions, participants learn how cultivating curiosity, openness, empathy, and flexibility of mind are important practices on our way to get ready for the world.

About the Speaker

Erika BerrothDr. Erika Berroth is Associate Professor of German at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. Her current book project titled Transnational Identity Narratives analyzes the complex relationships between migration, trauma, memory, and identity. In her research and teaching she integrates the study of German language literature with critical approaches in the Environmental Humanities and Feminist Studies. Her German courses contribute to an interdisciplinary curriculum designed to develop the intellectual practice of identifying connections between fundamental questions and ideas that shape our world.

Spaces for this workshop limited. To secure a space we recommend that you register as soon as possible.

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