Clarence Wolfshohl, professor of English at William Woods University, has been invited to lecture in Belem, Brazil, as part of an educational/cultural exchange grant. He will travel there over Thanksgiving break.
During the 10-day, all-expenses-paid trip, Wolfshohl will lecture on American literature to advanced English students at the local university in Belem.
The trip was made possible through an organization called Partners of the Americas, an organization that serves as a link between the United States and countries in Latin America. Missouri is paired with the state of Para in northern Brazil.
After being invited to lecture there by the Belem chapter of the Partners of the Americas and the federal university, Wolfshohl applied for a grant under the cultural-educational exchange program.
“This opportunity will provide a unique educational experience for their students to learn about literature through the eyes of someone from another country while I catch a glimpse into an environment much different from my own,” added Wolfshohl.
A professor of English, Wolfshohl has been teaching at William Woods University since 1981. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico, his M.A. from the University of Idaho and his B.A. from Sul Ross State College.
In addition to teaching, Wolfshohl enjoys the art of fine book making and small letterpress operations. He has operated a successful publishing press for more than 25 years. While in Belem, he will make a presentation about his small press operation to the local chapter of Partners of the Americas.
He hopes to take in the sights of Brazil as well.
“The town of Belem sits right at the mouth of the Amazon. The city promised to take me there and hopefully they will bring me back.” he said jokingly.