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2016-2017 Events

The 2016-2017 year began with the "Political Imagination" Marathon Read in September. This was followed by the CALS Community Read/Centre County Reads, which investigated questions of the American West in Stacey Lee's Under a Painted Sky. To engage with the novel, CALS hosted a writing contest on the subject of being "wanted" and a roundtable on Rethinking the American West. In March, CALS organized an invigorating symposium called Radical Engagements: Speculative Fictions and Social Justice.

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2013-2014 Events

CALS kicked off Fall 2013 as a co-sponsor for the marathon read of Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude. Spring 2014 saw an incredible line-up of events for the academic and local community, including symposiums on ethnic American literature and the alternative academy, the annual Community Read, and the second First Book Institute.

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2012-2013 Events

Fall 2012 was a great semester for CALS, which acted as a sponsor for two symposiums on Early American studies as well as a public marathon read of Joseph Heller's Catch-22. Spring 2013 continued the trend with many more interesting scholarly events, including the annual Community Read and Spring Symposium.

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