Director's Message

As we pivot toward spring, perhaps there is reason for optimism. The possibility of returning in the fall to in-person classes and events seems within the realm of possibility. I know it has been a difficult time for many of us, and our hearts go out to those who have experienced illness and loss, or have struggled to cope with the heightened challenges of daily life under current conditions. While we work and study away from campus and away from our usual social settings, we realize that it is more important than ever to provide forums for exchange and interaction. CCKS has done our best to uphold our mission through these difficult times and to maintain the course we established before the pandemic began. We have a robust schedule of programming planned for upcoming months, the details of which are on this page. As much as we miss seeing your faces in person, we hope that the online events will stimulate thought and discussion while providing a sense of community that might sustain us as we move through this unprecedented period. We hope that there will be better days before too long!

Joseph Jonghyun Jeon
Professor of English
Faculty Director of CCKS