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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.

Jonathan Eburne (jpe11@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, 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 2016. Find Fall 2015 luncheons on the past events page.

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

Recordings of presentations from Spring semester 2015 and prior 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 2016-2017 Comparative Literature Luncheon is sponsored in part by a generous contribution from the Center for Global Studies.

This Semester's Luncheons:

Michael Allan, "Thresholds of World Literature: Imagining Illiteracy in Modern Egypt"

When Jan 23, 2017
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
Where 102 Kern
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Rudolph Ware, "Visionaries: Second Sight and Social Change in Islamic West Africa since 1400"

When Jan 30, 2017
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
Where 102 Kern
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TBA

When Feb 06, 2017
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
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Sam McKegney, "Journeying Back to the Body: The Decolonizing Potential of Indigenous Masculinities"

When Feb 13, 2017
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
Where 102 Kern
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Nitzan Lebovic, "Porous Walls In Kafka, Coetzee, and Amos Kenan"

When Feb 20, 2017
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
Where 102 Kern
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Robert F. Yeager, "Amans the Memorious"

When Feb 27, 2017
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
Where 102 Kern
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Katherine Hayles, "Computation and Nonconscious Cognition: Implications for Human-Technical Assemblages"

When Mar 13, 2017
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
Where 102 Kern
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Leah Feldman, "The Strange Lover: The Anti-Nationalist Politics of Sergei Paradjanov's Tableaux-vivants"

When Apr 03, 2017
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
Where 102 Kern
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Oren Izenberg, "How to Know Everything"

When Apr 24, 2017
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
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