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Shara McCallum Named 2021-2022 Penn State Laureate

McCallum also wins 2020 Oran Robert Perry Burke Award for Nonfiction for her essay "Through a Glass, Darkly"
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Shara McCallum Named 2021-2022 Penn State Laureate

Liberal Arts Professor of English Shara McCallum has been named the 2021-2022 Penn State Laureate.  The position was created in 2008 in order "to bring greater visibility to the arts, humanities, the honoree's work, and the University."  As the Penn State Laureate, McCallum will appear regularly at events throughout PA including readings, radio and television appearances, community outreach programs and other events.  

But that's not all!  McCallum's essay, "Through a Glass, Darkly," published in the Autumn 2020 issue of The Southern Review, has won the annual Oran Robert Perry Burke Award. Read her interview with the journal here, where she discusses the essay's themes of racial identity, passing, and a father's death.

Congratulations, Shara, on these wonderful recognitions!