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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:

Elizabeth Lagresa-Gonzalez, "Money, Women, Romance: Counterfeits in Cervantes"

When Jan 22, 2018
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
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Adrian Wanner: "The Poetics of Displacement: Self-Translation among Russian-American Poets"

When Feb 12, 2018
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
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Paul Johnson: TBD

When Mar 12, 2018
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
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Hector Hoyos: TBD

When Mar 19, 2018
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
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Jens Andermann: TBD

When Mar 26, 2018
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
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Richard Jean So: TBD

When Apr 02, 2018
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
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Angela Naimou: TBD

When Apr 09, 2018
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
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Sylvia Federico: TBD

When Apr 16, 2018
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
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Haun Saussy: TBD

When Apr 23, 2018
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
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