RVCC Professor to Present at Conference in Germany

Dr. Anita Rosenblithe of New York City, Raritan Valley Community College Professor of English, has been selected to present at a prestigious conference in Germany this summer. Rosenblithe will participate in a panel of the Women’s Caucus of the African Literature Association, to be held in June at the University of Bayreuth in Germany. The theme of this year’s conference is “African Futures and Beyond: Visions in Transition.” Dr. Rosenblithe will be presenting her paper, “The Challenge to Colonial Epistemic Violence in Zoë Wicomb’s October and Playing in the Light: A Feminism for the New South Africa.” The paper was part of her sabbatical project that focused on “Putting More of the World in World Literature and the Curriculum: An Interdisciplinary, Transnational Approach.” Dr. Rosenblithe will participate on a panel titled “Naming and Framing African Women’s Writing.” The 41st annual African Literature Association conference will feature a group of scholars from around the world, who will examine the latest trends in the study of African and African-diasporic literature and media. Raritan Valley Community College’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. Serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 50 years, RVCC is an educational and cultural center that is nationally recognized for its innovative programming, service to the community and environmental leadership. The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, professional development and personal enrichment courses. The College also has a performing arts center and planetarium. RVCC is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community’s businesses and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu