Scholar Series: Wil Rankinen – UP English Eh?

Have you ever wondered why we sound Canadian to many outsiders? Where is the UP is “sauna” pronounced the Finnish way and where is it not? Join us for the latest in our Scholar Series.  Dr. Wil Rankinen, Grand Valley State University, has been studying the “Yooper” dialect and will discuss these points and more…

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Scholar Series: Gail Essmaker – Road to Dystopia

Click here to access the closed captioned version of this presentation. Many dystopian authors foresee a dismal future for humanity, writing fictions that warn readers of impending doom if current societal conditions remain unchanged. Other authors use metaphors and symbols to shine a spotlight on present day injustices, using their stories to advocate for much needed…

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