Comp Lit Luncheon Series

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 (30 minute) presentation, by a visitor or a local speaker, on a topic related to any humanities discipline.

All luncheon’s will meet in 102 Kern Building or 124 Sparks Building.

Eric Hayot ( is the faculty coordinator for this academic year (2024-25) and Olivia Beveridge ( is the staff coordinator.

The speaker will begin at about 12:15 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.

See our archive of our previous luncheons, beginning in fall of 2020 and going backwards.

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

Fall 2024 Luncheons:

Spring 2025 Luncheons: