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Past Events

A collection of Comparative Literature's past events.

Lily Saint: "Ethics and Reception in Apartheid South Africa"

When Oct 07, 2019
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
Where 102 Kern
Contact Name Olivia Brown
Contact Phone 814-863-4288
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Brian Kim: "Foreign Languages and How (Not) to Learn Them: Stories, Trends, and Debates from Late Imperial Russia"

When Sep 30, 2019
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
Where 102 Kern
Contact Name Olivia Brown
Contact Phone 814-863-4288
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Ignacio Lopez-Calvo: "Biopolitics, Orientalism, and the Asian Immigrant as Monster in Salazar’s La medianoche del japonésand Rodríguez’s Asesinato en una lavandería china"

When Sep 23, 2019
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
Where 102 Kern
Contact Name Olivia Brown
Contact Phone 814-863-4288
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2019 Penn State Marathon Reading

When Sep 19, 2019
from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Where Pattee/Paterno Library Lawn
Contact Name
Contact Phone 814-863-4288
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When: Thursday, September 19 @ 10:00am – 10:00pm
Where: The lawn in front of the Pattee/Paterno Library

During this annual event, volunteers take turns reading over a 12-hour period. This year's event, Myths, Legends, and Songs from around the World. Selected short stories and songs from a number of languages taught and spoken on (our) campus at Penn State!

Anyone may volunteer for two to five minutes of reading. Groups --  classes, teams, social organizations -- are encouraged to participate by  volunteering for larger blocks of time.

There will be pizza, t-shirts, and other surprises.

Questions? Want to sign up to read in advance? Want to read in Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Chinese, Portuguese or Russian? EMAIL us at marathonread@psu.edu.

Jacques Bromberg: “Classics and the Global”

When Sep 16, 2019
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
Where 102 Kern
Contact Name Olivia Brown
Contact Phone 814-863-4288
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Joseph Rosenberg: "Paper Bombs"

When Sep 09, 2019
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
Where 102 Kern
Contact Name Olivia Brown
Contact Phone 814-863-4288
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Tarek El-Ariss: TBD

When Apr 15, 2019
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
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Tarek El-Ariss: TBD

When Apr 15, 2019
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
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David Fieni: "Dreyfus in Algeria"

When Apr 01, 2019
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
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Monica Popescu: "Mythologies of Realism and Modernism: African Literature and the Cold War"

When Mar 25, 2019
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
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Jonathan Eburne: "Book Talk: Outsider Theory"

When Mar 18, 2019
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
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Tarek El-Ariss:

When Mar 15, 2019
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
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Marilia Librandi: : “Writing by Ear: The Aural Novel in Brazil”

When Mar 11, 2019
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
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Charlotte Eubanks: TBD

When Feb 25, 2019
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
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Carla Nappi: "Remixing History"

When Feb 18, 2019
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
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Ethan Knapp: "Revisiting the Rise of 1381: Allegory and Politics in the Late 14th Century"

When Jan 28, 2019
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
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