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Comp Lit Luncheon Series

The Comparative Literature Luncheon is a weekly informal lunchtime gathering of students, faculty, and other members of the University community.  Each week there is a short (20 minute) presentation, by a visitor or a local speaker, on a topic related to any humanities discipline.

Reiko Tachibana (rxn6@psu.edu) is the coordinator for the series this semester. We meet Mondays in 102 Kern at about 12:15 p.m.  Lunch from Au Bon Pain is provided for many of the talks in 102 (no charge). Please see the details on individual event flyers to determine whether lunch is provided that week.

The speaker will begin at about 12:30 p.m. Allowing a few minutes for discussion, we'll conclude in time for classes that meet at 1:25 p.m.  All students, faculty, colleagues, and friends are welcome.

Click here for an archive of luncheons prior to 2018.

We're on YouTube: Recordings are posted on the CompLit YouTube channel!

Recordings of presentations from prior semesters are on the C-NET website, the regional cable network for educational and government programming. Click here for C-NET archive of broadcast in streaming video. Or, download archived talks at iTunes U.

The 2018-2019 Comparative Literature Luncheon is sponsored in part by a generous contribution from the Center for Global Studies.

This Semester's Luncheons:

Tom Beebee: "From Bibliotherapy to Bibliotrauma: Making Fiction Matter"

When Sep 10, 2018
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
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Mark Algee-Hewitt: "Microgenres: Modeling multi-disciplinarily in the novel"

When Sep 17, 2018
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
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Robert Caserio: "A Modernist Queer Shakespeare: Wyndham Lewis's The Lion and the Fox (1927)"

When Sep 24, 2018
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
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Seth Jacobowitz: "Ishikawa Tatsuzō’s São Paulo”

When Oct 08, 2018
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
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Mark Rifkin: "Among Ghost Dances: Sarah Winnemucca and the Production of Tribal Identity"

When Oct 15, 2018
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
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Eralda Lameborshi: "The Islamic Empire in the Literature of Southeastern Europe"

When Oct 29, 2018
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
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Andy Galloway: “Theory of the Fourteenth-Century Lyric”

When Nov 05, 2018
from 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
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