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Fulbright Occasional Lecture program oswaldo Cannon Visited BSC

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    Friday, November 11 2011
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    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103 jnelson@bluefieldstate.edu

On November 14, Dr. Oswaldo Cannon of Peru, currently Fulbright Scholar in Residence at Kennesaw State University in Georgia will share his professional expertise at Bluefield State College and Montcalm High School.

At 9 a.m. on Monday, November 14, Dr. Cannon will provide Montcalm High School students an introduction to Peruvian culture.

On Monday, at 4p.m. in the Basic Sciences Building, Room 307, at Bluefield State College, Dr. Oswaldo Cannon will discuss Hispanic American Literature with students of Dr. David Haus' and Dr. Luciano Picanco's History of Latin America course.

Dr. Cannon teaches English and Spanish at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú in Lima, Perú, where he has taught courses in English and Spanish as a Second Language, Linguistics, General Studies, Literature , History of Theatre, Phonetics and Prosody, Contemporary Literature, Dramatic Literature, Introduction to Linguistics and Literature, and History of Theatrical Spectacle. During his visit to Dankook University in South Korea, he taught diverse Spanish conversation courses.

Dr. Cannon has published books and articles on Spanish and study material for Theater–Dramatic Literature. He has shared his research in publications in Peru and at conferences in Peru, the USA, and South Korea. His research interests are History of theatre, Latin American literature, Korean culture, Classical Japanese literature, and Peruvian lexicon. Dr. Cannon is a member of the Lima Lawyers Bar, having earned a baccalaureate degree in the law in 1988 and passed his bar exams in 1990. His area of specialization at the graduate level is Hispanic American Literature.

Dr. Cannon will enjoy a home stay with Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant for Portuguese Cristiano Melo of Brazil.

Dr. Cannon's visit to Bluefield State College and Bluefield High School is funded by the Fulbright Occasional Lecturer Program which also relies on the willingness of host institutions of Fulbright Scholars in Residence to share their scholars with other U.S. institutions of higher education. The Fulbright Scholars Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and managed by the Council of International Exchange of Scholars, a subsidiary of the New York-based Institute for International Education.

This project has also received financial assistance from the West Virginia Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in the Bluefield Daily Telegraph or Princeton Times do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

BSC's Office of International Initiatives is coordinating this activity in collaboration with BSC's School of Arts and Sciences and Mark Page, Principal of Montcalm High School. For information about this initiative, contact BSC's Office of International Initiatives Coordinator Dr. Sudhakar R. Jamkhandi at internationalbsc@bluefieldstate.edu or call (304) 327-4036.