Poggioli Colloquium

Poggioli Faculty/Student Colloquium

The Poggioli Faculty/Student Colloquium is a monthly meeting of graduate students, faculty, and guests from Comparative Literature and other related disciplines, featuring two speakers, one graduate student and one faculty member, and two discussants, one graduate student and one faculty member.

The objectives of the Colloquium are two-fold:

  •   to simulate a conference-style forum in order to engage in a deeper intellectual conversation about one's work
  •  to receive practical feedback and suggestions regarding professionalization (presentation skills, public performance, etc.).

Each presentation is 15 minutes, followed by a 5-minute response and 20-30 minutes of open discussion. 

Meetings are on Tuesdays, 6pm, in the Dana-Palmer Seminar Room. Refreshments provided.

Note: the Poggioli Colloquium also functions as part of CL 243 A, B, and C: Professing Literature 1, 2, and 3.  For more information, please contact Professor David Damrosch (damrosc@fas.harvard.edu) or Yun Ni, Departmental Teaching Fellow (yni@fas.harvard.edu).

Fall 2016 Schedule:

October 4, 2016 –Poggioli Colloquium 1
Speaker 1: Professor Katharina Piechocki, discussant: Hudson Vincent
Speaker 2: Hudson Vincent; discussant: Professor John Hamilton.

November 1, 2016 – Poggioli Colloquium 2
Speaker 1:  Dr. Cécile Guédon, discussant: Joseph Pomp
Speaker 2: Daniel Behar, discussant: Professor Saul Zaritt.

December 6, 2016 – Poggioli Colloquium 3
Speaker 1: Professor Steven Owen, discussant: Jasmine Hu
Speaker 2: Guangchen Chen, discussant: Professor Steven Owen.