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Run Away From Home to See the World (More Clearly)

– Jeanne M. Slattery I’m reading – and enjoying – Sandra Cisneros’s (2015) A House of My Own. Cisneros describes her travels around the world and the ways that her writing has been affected by the places she’s lived. At … Continue reading

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Directing a Summer Study Abroad in France: Not a Free Vacation…

— Elisabeth M. Sauvage-Callaghan In the fall of 2013, I was asked by the Chair of the Department of French and Italian at the University of Pittsburgh if I would be willing to direct their Summer Study Abroad Program in … Continue reading

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Chekhov Caribbean-Style and Other Adventures in Teaching Literature

– Ellen Foster I spent the 2014/2015 academic year teaching English at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) St. Thomas campus. As a veteran professor assigned a typical load of first-year writing and introductory literature courses, I expected my … Continue reading

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I’m From a Completely Different Culture

– Jeanne M. Slattery When we moved here, my husband and I were talking with incoming students before the start of the semester. “Are you from around here?” we asked. “No,” said the student’s brother, “I am from Sligo.” (Google … Continue reading

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