Events

Upcoming Events

2019 Oct 22

Poggioli Faculty/Student Colloquium

Date: 

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Dana Palmer Seminar Room

POGGIOLI FACULTY/STUDENT COLLOQUIUM

Tuesday, October 22nd at 6pm
Dana-Palmer Seminar Room

Faculty Presenter:

Karen Thornber
Professor of Comparative Literature and of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Title: Global Healing: Literature, Advocacy, Care

Respondent:

Kathleen Ong
PhD Student in COmparative Literature

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Student Presenter:

Michael O’Krent
PhD Student in Comparative Literature

Title: Two Takes on Environmental Storytelling: Video Game Design for the Anthropocene

Respondent:

Cecilia Mancuso
PhD Student in English


Refreshments will be served.

2019 Oct 29

Prospective Students Event: Drop-in Office Hours with our Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Sandra Naddaff

Date: 

Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 11:30am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Dana Palmer 209

Concentration Events for Prospective Students - Fall 2019:

There are several opportunities that are designed to introduce prospective sophomore and freshmen to what it is like to be a concentrator in our department. Students is encouraged to attend at least one event:

• Tuesday, October 8, 12-1:30 pm, Comp Lit Lunch for Current and Prospective Concentrators.  Feel free to drop in for even just a few minutes and talk informally with members of the department about the undergraduate Comp Lit program. Dana-Palmer House Seminar Room.

  • Wednesday, October 16, 3-4:30pm, Dana-Palmer 209: Drop-in Office Hours with the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Comp Lit, Dr. Sandra Naddaff. Drop by to talk about life in the Comp Lit concentration.
     
  • Monday, October 21, 6-6:45, Dana-Palmer seminar room: Join current Concentrators for Pizza to get the inside scoop on the department. fb logo
     
  • Tuesday, October 29th, 11:30am-1pm, Dana-Palmer 209: Drop-in Office Hours with the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Comp Lit, Dr. Sandra Naddaff. Another chance to ask your questions about life in the Comp Lit Concentration.
     

Concentration Application Process:

Our Concentration Admission season occurs in the fall for Harvard students in their sophomore year. This year, applications to Comparative Literature are due on October 31st, 2019. If you wish to inquire about the possibility of joining our concentration after our deadline, please contact our Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Sandra Naddaff, at your earliest convenience.

Please review the Harvard College Handbook for Students for a description of the Comparative Literature concentration and its requirements.

Our application guidelines and form are available on our How to Apply page.

 

 

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2019 Oct 31

Sophomore Admissions: Comp Lit Concentration Application Deadline

Date: 

Thursday, October 31, 2019 (All day)

Location: 

Dana-Palmer House, Undergraduate Office, Room 106, 16 Quincy Street, Cambridge

Applications are due on Friday, October 31st. Our application form is available on our Prospective Students page.

For more information, please visit thispage. We also encourage you to check out our Alumni page to find out what our past students are doing now.

If you are interested in concentrating in Comparative Literature, our Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Sandra Naddaff, will be happy to answer any of your questions throughout the year. She holds office hours by appointment (Fall 2019 Office Hours: Wednesdays, 3-4:30 pm) and you can sign up for your appointment on this page. You may also email Dr. Naddaff directly (snaddaff@fas.harvard.edu) with any questions you might have.

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2019 Nov 05

Professing Literature Event

Date: 

Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Boylston Hall, Room 105

Professing Literature Event

Undergraduate Pedagogy Fellows Presentation:
“An Introduction to Harvard Undergraduate Identities”


Tuesday, November 5 | 6:00-7:30pm | Boylston Hall, Room 105

This presentation from Harvard’s Undergraduate Pedagogy Fellows offers an introduction to how Harvard students identify and how their identities intersect with power dynamics in the classroom. Various levels of oppression are explained, with a focus on instructors' interactions with students on the interpersonal level. Low socioeconomic status is explored as a case-study: how can low socioeconomic status interact with academic norms to affect students’ performance, engagement with material and section, and attendance? The framework used to explain what happens in the case of socio-economic status can be extended to a number of other aspects of student identity. The presentation ends with a facilitated discussion which aims to ensure that participants walk away with insights into the Harvard undergraduate experience and a framework for understanding these complex issues in the classroom.

All Graduate Students Encouraged to Attend

2019 Nov 12

Poggioli Faculty/Student Colloquium

Date: 

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Dana Palmer Seminar Room

The Department of Comparative Literature cordially invites you to the

 

POGGIOLI FACULTY/STUDENT COLLOQUIUM


Tuesday, November 12th at 6pm
Dana-Palmer Seminar Room

Faculty Presenter:

Professor Jesse McCarthy
Assistant Professor of English and of African and African American Studies

Respondent:

TBA

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Student Presenter:

Alberto Parisi
PhD Student in Comparative Literature

Respondent:

TBA


Refreshments will be served.

2019 Nov 18

Literature & Culture Seminar: Jacob Edmond

Date: 

Monday, November 18, 2019, 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Barker Center, Thompson Room (110), 12 Quincy Street

 

Literature and Culture Seminar:

 

Jacob Edmond

 

From "Make It New" to "Make It the Same":
The Poetry of Repetition
in an Age of Global Media

 

Jacob Edmond

Monday, November 18th, 5pm

Barker Center Thompson Room

 

From Taipei to London, Kingston to Moscow, Beijing to New York, globalization and new media have led to a world of proliferating copies and to forms of poetry that exploit the aesthetic and political possibilities of copying and repetition. This copy poetry draws into question many of the concepts that inform literary and cultural history on a global scale, including originality, national location, and the boundaries of literature itself.

This talk urges a corresponding reconceptualization of our theories of comparative and world literature and cultural globalization. It shows how the old hierarchies of original and derivative, center and periphery are overturned when we recognize copying as the engine of literary change.

Jacob Edmond is associate professor in English at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He is the author of Make It the Same: Poetry in the Age of Global Media (Columbia University Press, 2019), A Common Strangeness: Contemporary Poetry, Cross-Cultural Encounter, Comparative Literature (Fordham University Press, 2012), and of numerous essays, which have appeared in journals such as Comparative Literature, Contemporary Literature, Poetics Today, Slavic Review, and The China Quarterly.

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Event co-sponsored by the Comparative Literature, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, EALC, English, and Slavic Departments.

 

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