German professor to present talk on South African culture and literature

German professor Dr. Erhard Reckwitz will present a talk on South African culture and literature at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, in Rarick Hall, room 102, on the Fort Hays State University campus.

Reckwitz is dean of humanities and professor of English at the University of Duisburg, Essen, Germany. He is also the founder and director of the Southern African Studies Center and the editor of the series African Literatures in English. Reckwitz’s presentation is titled “Crossing Borders: South African Culture and Literature.”

Eleven FHSU students studied abroad at Reckwitz’s university during the summer of 2009. The opportunity is planned to be available again to FHSU students in 2010. Dr. Avi Kempinski, assistant professor of modern languages at FHSU, attended this past summer as the supervising faculty member.

The event is sponsored by FHSU’s departments of Modern Languages, English, Political Science, and Sociology and Social Work, and the offices of the Graduate Dean and the assistant provost for internationalization.

For more information, contact Kempinski at or 628-4244.

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