Associate Professor of Foreign Languages Petra Schweitzer, Ph.D., participated in the 20th Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association at L’Université Paris-Sorbonne in Paris, France, this summer. She co-chaired a workshop, “Why Comparative Literature,” with Dr. Raina Kostova of Jacksonville State University. The two-day workshop engaged scholars from India, Argentina, Germany, Italy and the United States in presenting papers on literature, philosophy, women’s studies and sciences. Dr. Schweitzer presented a paper, “Dialogues and Translations of Holocaust Testimonies.”
She also met with European Shenandoah University students Eugene Ejiba, a criminal ustice and French minor from Belgium who visited with Dr. Schweitzer in Paris, and Claire Glover, a Shenandoah University student from Ireland who met with Dr. Schweitzer in Munich. Glover studied German while attending Shenandoah, and she is currently in Germany teaching English to young students.