Literature and Culture
The 2012-2013 Academic year will see a new residential program in Ware College House: The LitCult.
Under the direction of College House Fellow Prof. Kevin M. F. Platt (Comparative Literature Program and Slavic Department), the LitCult will serve as a home base and launching pad for students who are dedicated humanists: people who are passionate about literature, the arts and culture, and intend to explore majors in humanistic fields. Our goal is to foster durable relationships among students, the residential faculty and staff, and to achieve a high level of social connectedness among fellow humanists within the House and across campus. The LitCult encompasses a number of recurrent programs aimed just at its residents, intended to tie its members together as a community. It will also engage in outreach to the rest of Ware College House, staging humanities-themed events for the entire House. Planned activities include in-depth conversations with various members of Penn’s humanities faculty accompanied by dinner in Prof. Platt's apartment; special afternoon meetings with high profile speakers at the Penn Humanities Forum; designated office hours in the Ware with writing help and intellectual discussions; a student-led film series based on movies that "change peoples' lives"; short-story readings over a home-cooked meal and a variety of cultural events.
Dr. Platt invites you to the Big Table of Culture
Sing Along With the LitCult
Dr. Platt is Captain of the LitCult