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Dr. Andrew Leiter, a Lycoming College assistant professor of English, has been selected as one of 25 scholars to participate in The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History's seminar, "Slave Narratives," at Yale University June 12-15.
"This is a very prestigious conference," said Dr. Thomas Griffiths, provost and dean of the College. "Competition for one of the 25 slots was pretty intense, and it's wonderful that Dr. Leiter will be representing Lycoming this year."
Leiter is a 20th century American literature specialist with particular interest in the textual intersections of racial representations by white and African-American authors.
The Gilder Lehrman Institute is a nonprofit organization supporting the study and love of American history. The seminar, part of an annual series held for professors of American history at small colleges, is co-sponsored by The Council of Independent Colleges and the United Negro College Fund.
Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News and World Report. Founded in 1812 in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.