Ms. Surbhi Sharma, researcher, School of Languages & Literature, attended ‘One week GIAN course’ on “Twentieth Century Narrative: Five African American Practitioners” organized by School of Languages, Literature and Culture Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Prof. Amritjit Singh, former President MELUS and SALA, & Professor of English and African American Studies at Ohio University, was the course instructor. He delivered his lectures on the topics such as understanding the significance of African American writing in the 20th Century; Exploring issues of class, ideology and gender in American culture; and Encouraging and supporting comparative readings between African American and Ethnic American Literature and Indian Literatures. The SMVDU researcher made a presentation on the topic- ‘Writing of W.E.B Du Bois: On our Spiritual Strivings”. The course really benefited her in updating the knowledge of her research area.