Fall 2015 Events Calendar

Keep checking back for updated information about Comp Lit’s Fall 2015 events. All events will take place at 195 College Avenue unless otherwise indicated.


10: Welcome Back Party! (4:30-6:30)

11: Seminar – Nicholas Manning (Paris-Sorbonne), “Beyond Person and Persona: Poetic Sincerity as Modern Myth” (11:30-1:30, place TBD); Manning is the author of Rhétorique de la sincérité. La poésie moderne en quête d’un langage vrai (Paris: Honoré Champion, 2013)

24: Lecture – Rita Bannerjee (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), “Translating the World: Performing the Avant-Garde in South Asian Literary Modernisms”

29: Steve Walker (Comp Lit), Brown Bag Lunch (12-1:30)


1-2: 19th Century Workshop: “Family/Law” with keynote by Janet Halley (Harvard Law)
2: A conversation with Sianne Ngai (Stanford) and Rebecca Walkowitz (English and Comp Lit): “Theory and the Job Market” (3-5, Murray 302)

13: Nicky Agate (MLA) “Web Presence” workshop for graduate students (2-4)

14: Ryan Kernan (English and Comp Lit) Brown Bag Lunch (12-1:30)

20: CCA Archipelagoes Seminar: Gallery Show “From Island to Ocean: Caribbean and Pacific Dialogues”


3: Enmanuel Martínez, potluck and graduate colloquium

10: Evelyn Anuss (German) Brown Bag Lunch (12-1:30)

10: CCA Archipelagoes Symposium: “Caribbean and Pacific Studies: Archipelagic Thinking Beyond Area Studies

12: Seminar- Jeanne-Marie Jackson (Johns Hopkins) “Comparison Beyond the Global Frame” (4:30-6:30); Jackson is the author of the forthcoming South African Literature’s Russian Soul: Narrative Forms of Global Isolation.

Also, keep checking back for more information on the upcoming Spring 2016 graduate student conference: March 3, 2016: Urban (De)Coloniality & Literature with keynote speaker José David Saldívar