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Psychological, Sociological and Spiritual Perspectives of Novel to be Discussed

As part of Duquesne’s Big Read Program, a panel of faculty and staff from across the University’s curriculum will discuss the psychological, sociological and spiritual perspectives of the novel When the Emperor Was Divine.

University panelists Dr. Emad Mirmotahari, associate English professor, will join Psychology Chair Dr. Leswin Laubscher and Spiritan Campus Minister Linda Donovan to talk about the novel When the Emperor Was Divine on Tuesday, April 4, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Phenomenology Center on the first floor of Gumberg Library.

Launched earlier this semester by Gumberg Library, Duquesne’s Big Read Program invited members from the University community and the public to participate by reading When the Emperor Was Divine. Written by Julie Otsuka, the novel tells the story of a Japanese-American family forced to leave their home in Berkeley, Calif., and live in an internment camp during World War II.

Each panelist will speak for 15 minutes and then audience members can participate in a question-and-answer session.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will conclude the Big Read Program at Duquesne.

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