Laura Little teaches Russian language courses, courses on Russian literature and culture, and introductory Bulgarian. In her first-year seminars (Modern Jewish Writers and Utopia/Dystopia), the historical and social contexts of artistic works are emphasized. She often offers Languages Across the Curriculum (FLAC) sections to accompany her own and her colleagues’ courses.
Little’s Ph.D. dissertation in progress is devoted to the life, times, and poetry of Elena Shvarts, a prominent participant in the unofficial artistic circles of Leningrad, as St. Petersburg was called in the Soviet era.
As Faculty Director of the Global Learning Lab, Professor Little engages in and promotes globally networked teaching and learning at the College. She coordinates with the Walter Commons Fellows to host events that promote language and cultural learning on campus, and manages the Structured Independent Language Study (SILS) program, which offers students the chance to study languages not taught as part of the formal curriculum. She also works with the Academic Resource Center to offer weekly drop-in group study/tutoring for language learners in the Walter Commons.
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