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Qais Akbar Omar (GRS’16), a graduate student in the Creative Writing Program, has published a much-praised memoir, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story. He recalls how the violence and tumult of civil war jolted his family, who, despite losing relatives, their home, and possessions, continued to nurture his wish to attend a university.

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BU Awarded Korea Foundation Grant

March 24th, 2011

Boston University has been awarded a grant from the Korea Foundation to support the establishment of a new professorship in Korean and Comparative Literature. The position will be a tenure-track assistant professorship in the Department of Modern Languages & Comparative Literature, and a search is currently under way for a scholar and teacher to begin at Boston University in Fall 2011. Currently, MLCL offers four years of Korean language and a course in Korean cinema. The new position will build on this curriculum to offer courses in Korean literature and comparative literary studies that will serve our concentrations in East Asian Studies and in Comparative Literature as well as opening the door for a concentration in Korean language and literature. For further information, please contact Sarah Frederick, Acting Chair MLCL, sfred@bu.edu.

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