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A collection of Comparative Literature's past events.

Zelideth Rivas (Marshall University), “Displaced evidence: Archival research and oral history across languages and cultures.” CANCELLED

When Apr 27, 2020
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
Where 102 Kern
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Contact Phone 814-863-4288
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CMLIT Annual Awards Ceremony

When Apr 23, 2020
from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM
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Our Awards Ceremony can be found here: https://la.psu.edu/current-students/undergraduate-students/education/commencement/comparative-literature.

 

Congratulations to all our graduates and award winners.

Aimee Kwon (Duke University), CANCELLED

When Apr 20, 2020
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
Where 102 Kern
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Contact Phone 814-863-4288
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Thomas Chen (Lehigh University), "Made in Censorship" CANCELLED

When Apr 13, 2020
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
Where 102 Kern
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Contact Phone 814-863-4288
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Imani Owens (Rutgers University), "Canefields at Dusk: Black Writing and the U.S-Caribbean Geographies of the Harlem Renaissance" - CANCELLED

When Apr 06, 2020
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
Where 102 Kern
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This event has been cancelled as of 3/11/20.

Cajetan Iheka (Yale University), "Traumatic Ecologies of Oil: The Niger Delta Example in Curse of the Black Gold" - CANCELLED

When Mar 30, 2020
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
Where 102 Kern
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This event has been cancelled as of 3/11/20.

Bruce Robbins (Columbia University), "Here There Is No Why: Atrocity, History, Meaning" - CANCELLED

When Mar 23, 2020
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
Where 102 Kern
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This event has been cancelled as of 3/11/20.

Qiana Whitted workshop - CANCELLED

When Mar 18, 2020
from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Where 103 Ihlseng Cottage
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Travis Workman (University of Minnesota), "Legacies of Japan's Imperial Humanism in 'Postcolonial' Korea"

When Mar 02, 2020
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
Where 102 Kern
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Jon Abel (Penn State), "The Prima Donna and the Copyright Hound: When Cultural Reappropriation Becomes a Copywrong"

When Feb 24, 2020
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
Where 102 Kern
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Michele Kennerly (Penn State), "The Forests of Rhetoric"

When Feb 17, 2020
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
Where 102 Kern
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Jeffrey Lawrence (Rutgers University), "Social Movements and Contemporary American Literature"

When Feb 10, 2020
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
Where 102 Kern
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Preetha Mani (Rutgers University), "Comparative Worldings: The Case of Indian Literatures"

When Feb 03, 2020
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
Where 102 Kern
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Brazilian graphic novelist Marcelo d’Salete to give a talk

When Jan 28, 2020
from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where 160 Willard
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The Department of Comparative Literature presents "Seeing the History of Slavery Differently,” a talk by Brazilian graphic novelist Marcelo d’Salete. Contact Sarah J. Townsend (sjt18@psu.edu) for additional information.

Eugene Park: "A Genealogy of Dissent: The Progeny of Fallen Royals in Chosŏn Korea"

When Dec 02, 2019
from 12:15 PM to 01:25 PM
Where 102 Kern
Contact Name Olivia Brown
Contact Phone 814-863-4288
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Michelle Clayton: “Dancing Returns: Mallarmé, Museums, Modernism”

When Nov 18, 2019
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
Where 102 Kern
Contact Name Olivia Brown
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Laura Marshall: "Steampunk Argonautica: Apollonius of Rhodes and the Presocratics."

When Nov 04, 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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Steve Heine: “THE FIVE HOUSES OF ZEN BUDDHISM: Historical and Rhetorical Scope of a Ubiquitous Song-Dynasty Religious Trope.”

When Oct 28, 2019
from 12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
Where 102 Kern
Contact Name Olivia Brown
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Katherine Zien: "Rehearsing Revolution and Counterrevolution during Latin America's Cold War"

When Oct 21, 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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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
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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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