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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) and Sydney Aboul-Hosn (sra113@psu.edu) are the coordinators for the series this semester. We meet Mondays in 102 Kern at about 12:15 p.m.  Lunch from Panera is provided for many of the talks, and coffee and tea are always provided 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 2017.

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 2017-2018 Comparative Literature Luncheon is sponsored in part by a generous contribution from the Center for Global Studies.

This Semester's Luncheons:

Lital Levy, "Fearful Symmetries: What Does Equivalence Mean in War and in Literature?"

When Sep 11, 2017
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
Where 102 Kern
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Antjie Krog, "The Point of Rich Points: Translation as a Form of Reconciliation"

When Sep 18, 2017
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
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Jane Gallop, "Sexuality, Disability, and Aging: Queer Temporalities of the Phallus"

When Sep 25, 2017
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
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Andrew Singer, "Derek Walcott and the Expansion of English-language Poetry"

When Oct 09, 2017
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
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Adriana Johnson, "An Excess of Visibility, a Scarcity of Water"

When Oct 16, 2017
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
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Tao Jiang, "Family and Its Discontent in Early Chinese Thought"

When Oct 23, 2017
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
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Hansong Dan, "When Species Meet: A Comparative Reading of Wolf Totem and Disgrace

When Oct 30, 2017
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
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Jennifer Wenzel, "Towards an Oil Inventory"

When Nov 13, 2017
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
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Nobel Prize, title tbd

When Nov 27, 2017
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
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Melanie Nicholson, title tbd

When Dec 04, 2017
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
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