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Modern Languages Chair to Participate in Prestigious NEH Summer Institute

Published on May 3, 2013

Lynn E. Palermo, associate professor of French and chair of the Department of Modern Languages at Susquehanna University, has been selected to participate in the prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Seminars and Institutes program for college and university teachers.Lynn Palermo She was one of only 25 participants accepted into the 2013 Summer Institute on the Centrality of Translation to the Humanities, a three-week program held July 6–27 at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

Examining the nature of translation and its place in the humanities, participants will explore the role of translation in the rise of a 20th-century, Inter-American literature centered on such figures as Jorge Luis Borges and Gabriel García Márquez. Palermo and her colleagues will study translation as a scholarly craft and cultural dynamic, exploring its historical, philosophical, poetic and political dimensions.

The NEH offers tuition-free opportunities for a select group of school, college and university educators to study a variety of humanities topics during the summer. They work with leading scholars and have access to a major research collection, with time reserved to pursue individual projects.

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