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 Abel (email@example.com) and Shuang Shen (firstname.lastname@example.org) are the coordinators for the series this semester. We meet Mondays in 102 Kern at about 12:15 p.m. You can bring your lunch or buy a lunch tray in Kern Cafeteria (next door) and bring it into 102. Coffee and tea are provided in 102 (no charge). 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 information regarding our luncheons from previous semesters.
We're on the air: Recordings of these presentations are broadcast on C-NET, the regional cable network for educational and government programming. Each program is usually broadcast 4 times in the week following the date listed here. Click here for C-NET archive of broadcast in streaming video.
Or, download the talks at iTunes U.
The 2013-2014 Comparative Literature Luncheon is sponsored in part by a generous contribution from the Center for Global Studies.
FALL SEMESTER, 2013
Monday, September 9, 2013
"Bones of the Butterfly: Translating João Guimarães Rosa's Tutaméia," Thomas Beebee, Penn State (Flyer)
Monday, September 16, 2013
"Theorizing Literature from Japan, 1907," Michael Bourdaghs, University of Chicago (Flyer)
Monday, September 23, 2013
"Zen Master Dogen, A Medieval Japanese Monk Well-Versed in Chinese Poetry," Steven Heine, Florida International University (Flyer)
Monday, September 30, 2013
"Christopher Columbus & the Discourse of Empire in the United States," Elise Bartosik-Velez, Dickinson College (Flyer)
Monday, October 7, 2013
“The Backlash Against Indigenous Rights and the Return of Indigenismo Under the Citizen’s Revolution in Ecuador (2006-Present),” Carmen Martínez Novo, University of Kentucky (Flyer)
Monday, October 14, 2013
"An Ontology of Women's Labor: He-Yin Zhen and Anarcho-Feminism in Early Twentieth-Century China," Rebecca Karl, New York University (Flyer)
Monday, October 21, 2013
"Metalepsis in Medieval Grammar and Rhetoric," Rita Copeland, University of Pennsylvania (Flyer)
Monday, October 28, 2013
"Comparative Literature from Below: South to South Comparisons," Simon Gikandi, Princeton University (Flyer)
Monday, November 4, 2013
"This Year's Winner: Alice Munro," Charlotte Eubanks, Rosemary Jolly and Rebekah Zwanzig, Penn State (Flyer)
Monday, November 11, 2013
"World Theatre and the Common Ground of Global Modernity," Glenn Odom, Rowan University (Flyer)
Monday, November 18, 2013
"Speculative Modernism: Proust and the Stock Market," Hannah Freed-Thall, Princeton University (Flyer)
Monday, December 2, 2013
"Latina/o Literature Unbound," Ralph Rodríguez, Brown University (Flyer)
Monday, Decmber 9, 2013
"From Anthology to Archive: Reed’s Osiris, Pound’s Mumbo Jumbo," Jeremy Braddock, Cornell University (Flyer)