|GW English Professors Daniel DeWispelare and David McAleavey (back row)
and Jennifer Chang and Patty Chu (front row) flanked by
University of Macau graduate students
Four GW English Department faculty recently met with colleagues from the University of Macau’s English Department’s literature section to share expertise and experience, in the hope that further areas of collaboration might emerge.
This fall, Professor David McAleavey is teaching full time as a GW Global Humanities exchange professor at the U of Macau; in the spring, Professor Patty Chu will fill the same role. For a 3-day symposium in Macau last week, Professors Jennifer Chang and Daniel DeWispelare met with both Professors McAleavey and Chu.
As part of the experience, several University of Macau graduate students gave the Americans a brief tour around old Macau, including a chance to admire the façade of the church of St. Paul, a relic from the time when Macau (also spelled Macao) was a Portuguese colony.
This faculty exchange, organized by Dean Ben Vinson of CCAS and his counterpart at the U of Macau’s Faculty of Arts and Humanities, brought a Portuguese instructor, Ana Luisa Leal, to GW for the 2015-2016 academic year.