Events

 

Fall 2015 Events,

October 2015

 

Louisiana State University program in Comparative Literature

Saturday, october 10, 2015

9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Turner Gallery 3rd Floor Shaw Center, LSU Musuem of Art

Avant-Gardening & Birds on the Fly
Poetry & Testimony

 

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Paula Simón
“Literature and Historical Catastrophes in the 20th & 21st centuries”

Dave Brinks
“Avant Gardening in the 21st Century”

Mộng-Lan
“One Thousand Minds Brimming: Memory & Creation”

Marjorie Perloff
“Raising the Referential Temperature: The Presence of Ezra Pound in Brazilian Concrete Poetry”

Andrei Codrescu
“The New Cryptocurrencies: from Bitcoin to Sonnet”

Robert D. Vivian
“Mystery My Country”

Pamela Benham Cooper
“Look to the Sky”

 

 

 

The Louisiana State University Program in Comparative Literature
presents seminar on
Saturday, October 10, 2015
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Avant-Gardening & Birds on the Fly
Poetry & Testimony
Turner Gallery 3rd Floor Shaw Center
LSU Museum of Art
100 Lafayette Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70801

9:30 Comparative Literature Graduate Student Panel Discussion of “Disgraced” By Ayad Akhtar Directed by Femi Euba


10:15 Paula Simón, Fulbright Scholar, University National de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina
“Literature and Historical Catastrophes in the 20th & 21st centuries”


Dave Brinks, poet “Avant Gardening in the 21st Century”
Mộng-Lan, poet, artist “One Thousand Minds Brimming: Memory & Creation”


12:00- 12:30 Graduate Student Panel – Response to Paula Simón, Dave Brinks, Mộng-Lan


1:30 Marjorie Perloff, Stanford University,
“Raising the Referential Temperature: The Presence of Ezra Pound in Brazilian Concrete Poetry”
Andrei Codrescu, poet, writer, “The New Cryptocurrencies: from Bitcoin to Sonnet”
Robert D. Vivian, Alma College, “Mystery My Country”


4:20 Pamela Benham Cooper, writer, artist “Look to the Sky”


4:30-5:00 Graduate Student Panel – Response to Marjorie Perloff, Andrei Codrescu, Robert Vivian and Pamela Cooper


5-7:30
Reception following at the home of Shannon and Pamela Cooper 720 Marquette Avenue, Baton Rouge

 

 

Fall 2014 Events

November 5, 2014

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September 28, 2014

The Louisiana State University

PhD Program In Comparative literature

Present

Barbara Barnes Sims

The Next Elvis:

Searching for Stardom at Sun Records

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A book presentation and launch by 

Barbara Barnes Sims

 

Spring 2014 Events:

April 11, 2014

The Department of French Studies

The Phyllis M. Taylor Professorship in French Studies

The Program in Comparative Literature

Present

A Celebration of

Claude Simon 

Nobel Prize Winner

“READ, RESEARCH, RENDER:

A Life-Long Exploration of the Novels by Claude Simon ”

Lecture by

Dr. Metka Zupančič

Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques
Professor of French and Modern Languages

Director and Graduate Advisor for French Literature

The University of Alabama
Presentations:

“Images coloniales dans L’Acacia”by Jeanne Jégousso

“Réalisé par Claude Simon : lecture cinématographique de L’Acacia” by Gordon Walker

Graduate Assistants in French Studies, Louisiana State University

Friday, April 11, 2014 at 2:00 in room 424 Hodges Hall

 

Claude Simonwas born on October 10, 1913 in Tananarive, Madagascar and grew up in Perpignan, France. He attended secondary school at Collège Stanislas in Paris, had short sojourns at Oxford and Cambridge, and briefly studied painting before traveling to Spain during the civil war. Simon began his literary career on the eve of World War II with the novel Le Tricheur (The Cheat), but was conscripted into the military before he could complete the manuscript. Simon won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1985, and his  works include The La Route des Flandres/Flanders Road (1961) and L’Acacia/The Acacia(1991).

 

Dr. Metka Zupancic, holds a Doctorat de 3e cycle in French and Comparative Literature from the Université des Sciences Humaines in Strasbourg, France (1977), a PhD in Romance Philology from the University of Zagreb, Croatia (1988), and post-doctoral diploma Habilitation à diriger les recherches, from the Université de Poitiers, France (2005). In 2008, French Government granted her the honorific title of Chevalier dans l’Ordres des Palmes Académiques. She has translated Claude Simon’s novels into Slovenian and is the author of numerous articles and books on twentieth century French literature including her 2001 volume Lectures de Claude Simon. La polyphonie de la structure et du mythe. Toronto, Les Éditions du GREF, and herrecent article « Géographie et intertextualité: univers décentré de Claude Simon » in Claude Simon géographe. Jean-Yves Laurichesse, dir. Paris, Classiques Garnier, 2013.

 

February 20, 2014

The Louisiana State University

PhD Program in Comparative Literature

The Program in International Studies

Invites you to a lecture

By

Emmanuel Bruno Jean-François

Andrew W. Mellon Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of the French and Francophone Studies Department at the University of California at Los Angeles

"Rethinking the Island Ethno/Geopolitics: Multiculturalism, National Identity and Diasporic Ethnicities in Mauritian Francophone Literature"

Thursday, February 20, 2014

12:00-1:30 International Room 

Room 303

LSU UNION

Emmanuel Bruno Jean-François is currently the Andrew W. Mellon Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of the French and Francophone Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.  He received his Ph.D. in Littératures francophones from the University of Mauritius, Mauritius, in 2012.  His doctoral dissertation, “La poétique de la violence dans le récit francophone contemporain”, is currently being revised as a book project, tentatively titled Multiethnic Societies and Oceanic Creolization: Imperialism Dynamics, Postcolonial Nation-State Identity, and Trans-culturalism in Mauritian Literature.  Jean-François has previously co-edited an issue of Nouvelles Études Francophones,with Kumari Issur,  « (S’) écrire entre soi et autre : nouvelles formes de l’altérité dans les littératures francophones de l’Île Maurice et de Madagascar ». Additionally, he also guest-edited with Issur, “D’une ile du monde aux mondes de l’ile: dynamiques littératures et explorations critiques des écritures mauriciennes”, Loxias-Colloque(No. 3) May 2013.

RECEPTION  AND REFRESHMENTS TO FOLLOW

 

 

Fall 2013 Events:

November 21, 2013

 

The Short Story Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers

Regional Meeting 

November 21, 2013

Hill Memorial Library LSU

Louisiana State University PhD Program in Comparative Literature 

ALSCW REGIONAL MEETING

&

GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE

THE SHORT STORY THEORY & PRACTICE

 

The Faculty and Graduate Students in the PhD Program in Comparative Literature are hosting a conference and regional meeting of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers on Thursday, November 21, 2013 in Hill Memorial Library on the LSU campus. The topic this year in our on-going series on literary genres is the short story in all national traditions.  The morning will be devoted to analytic papers on individual short stories, writers of short stories from Poe to Maupassant to Alice Munroe, to the history of the short story, the short story’s relationship with other literary forms, and the evolution of the short story in the current digital context.  Creative Writers will also read from their works.  Each scholar and writer will be given twenty minutes for his or her presentation with ten minutes of discussion.  Benjamin Forkner, Professor Emeritus at the Université d’Angers, known short story scholar and anthologist, will give a keynote speech from 12:30 to 1: 15. From 3:00 to 4:30 in the afternoon, there will be a round table discussion among three writers and teachers who are accomplished in the genre: guest speaker David Huddle (University of Vermont and Bread Loaf), James Gordon Bennett (LSU), and Ava Leavell Haymon (Louisiana Poet Laureate). 

Program

8:00-8:15 Introduction Adelaide Russo

8:15-8:45 Christie Mills Jeansonne , Ghostly Markings: Aesthetic Redemption and the Spirit-Artist in Wilde’s “The Canterville Ghost”

8:45-9:15 Kristina Gibby, “Calderón de la Barca, Maupaussant and James: Baroque Illusionism and the Emergence of Modernity in the Nineteenth Century Short Story”

9:15-9:45 Guillermo Severiche, “ Writing a Novel, Designing a Short Story”

9:45-10:15 Liliana McGuffin-Naranjo “Portraits”

10:15-10:30 Pause

10:30-11:00 Safa M. Einalli, “Libyan Short Story: From Suppression to Freedom”

11:00-11:30 Elizabeth Ortel,El baño de Julia”: The Masculine Challenge to Female Modernism in Latin America”

11:30-12:00 Benjamin Forkner, “Ernest Gaines’s Bloodline: A Quest for Manhood”

12:00- 12:30 Michael James Griffin II, “Disturbing the Short Story Form, Lydia Davis’s Varieties of Disturbance”

12:30-1:15 Introduction J. Gerald Kennedy, LSU Boyd Professor of English

Ben Forkner, Université d’Angers Emérite, “The Making of Louisiana Stories: a reading”

3:00- 4:30 Round Table David Huddle, Ava Leavell Haymon, James Gordon Bennett III

 

November 20, 2013:

The Louisiana State University PhD Program in Comparative Literature cordially invites you to subscribe to a Benefit Reading by David Huddle, Professor Emeritus at the University of Vermont, and Professor at the Bread Loaf School of English.  Wednesday, November 20, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m.  Donation of $100.00 per person.  All proceeds to benefit the LSU Foundation Comparative Literature Program Support Fund.  Please contact Adelaide Russo for more information or to make a reservation at complitlsu@lsu.edu.

Donations to the support fund: <http://www.lsufoundation.org/give>.  Please specify that you are making a contribution to the LSU Foundation Comparative Literature Program Support Fund.

David Huddle holds degrees from the University of Virginia, Hollins College, and Columbia University.  Originally from Ivanhoe, Virginia,he taught for 38 years at the University of Vermont, then served three years as Distinguished Visiting Professor of Creative Writing at Hollins University.  He also held the 2012-2013 Roy Acuff Chair of Excellence in the Creative Arts at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee.  Huddle has continued to teach at the Bread Loaf School of English in Ripton, Vermont, and the Rainier Writing Workshop in Tacoma, Washington. In 2014 he will join the faculty of the Sewanee School of Letters. Huddle’s work has appeared in The American Scholar, Esquire, Appalachian Heritage, The New Yorker, Harper’s, Shenandoah, Agni,and The Georgia Review.  His novel,The Story of a Million Years (Houghton Mifflin, 1999) was named a Distinguished Book of the Year by Esquire and a Best Book of the Year by theLos Angeles Times Book Review.  His novel,Nothing Can Make Me Do This, won the 2012 Library of Virginia Award for Fiction and his collection, Black Snake at the Family Reunion,was a finalist for the 2013 Library of Virginia Award for Poetry and won the 2013 Pen New England Award for Poetry.

 

November 4, 2013 5:00 p.m. LSU Student Union Theatre

Marc Fumarol, Member of the Académie Française, Professor at the Collège de France

Lecture: "What Language to say the 'the arts’? French Rhetoric and German Aesthetics in the Eighteenth Century" 

Reception to follow 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Hill Memorial Library


http://www.lsu.edu/ur/ocur/lsunews/MediaCenter/News/2013/10/item65043.html

 

Fall 2012 Events:

November 9, 2012

The Program in Comparative Literature is partnering with the German Section of the Department of Foreign Languages and Academic Programs Abroad to host a one day Symposium "Think Transatlantic." This is part of a week long series of events focusing on the present and past of German-American relations in the broader European context. This is LSU's 3rd annual event in cooperation with the German Embassy in Washington D.C. Academic Programs Abroad, the German Section of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and the German Club. There will be information tables at free speech alley during the week. The week will end with an interdisciplinary symposium with the title 'Transatlantic Relations: History, Legacy, and Perspectives" on Friday, November 9, an important date in German history. The Program in Comparative Literature is holding its annual graduate student conference in conjunction with the Symposium. Each year the Program organizes a Graduate Student Conference under that auspices of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers. Several Comparative Literature Graduate Students will be giving papers on the topic of Transatlantic Literary Relationships and will participate on a round table with Professor Lawrence Kritzman of Dartmouth College to discuss the implications of transatlantic studies for Comparative Literature as a discipline.

The symposium will also bring several distinguished speakers to LSU: Paul Michael Luetzeler from Washington University in St. Louis, Lawrence Kritzman from Dartmouth College, and Günter Bischof from the University of New Orleans, Presenters from LSU are David Culbert (History), Harald Leder (Foreign Languages), Amy Catania, Brian Daigle, and Jesse Russell (Comparative Literature). They will explore different aspects of the transatlantic relationships from historical and literary perspectives. Presentations will take place from 9:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in E131 Howe Russell, and from 1:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. in the Hill Memorial Library. A reception at the International Cultural Center on 3365 Dalrymple Drive will follow accompanied by a poetry reading by Victoria Mansberger. Students will create a blog to share thier thoughts about presentations. 

Please consult the item54792.pdf program for more information about individual presentations and times. This event is free of charge and is open to the public. 

"Think Transatlantic" is an initiative for students and scholars at 50 universities throughout the United States. LSU is proud to be part of this ongoing effort to introduce the LSU community to different aspects of Germany and German-American relations. 

Spring 2012 Events:  

April 26, 2012 

John Wharton Lowe will present the Second Annual Comparative Literature Distinguished Faculty Member Lecture. This end of the year event will honor students and faculty members who have been recognized by receiving awards and distinctions.  Professor Lowe's lecture will be the keynote for our annual regional meeting of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers which will highlight Graduate Student and Faculty Work in Progress.  Contact Geoffrey Bain, President of the Graduate Student Organization.   Poster.

 

March 15, 2012

 Leslie Barnes, Visiting Assistant Professor at Tulane University, will give a lecture intitled "C'est beaucoup cela, mon style: Politics and Poetics of Marguerite Duras's Métissage" on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 5 p.m. in 424 Hodges Hall.

Fall 2011 Events:

Past events include: 

December 2011

At the Annual Comparative Literature Holiday Luncheon, students and faculty meet to celebrate the end of the semester. Instead of exchanging gifts, each member of the department shares a favorite text in the language of their choice. 

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October 25, 2011

Richard Follett, Reader in American History at the University of Sussex, England, will give a lecture entitled "the Politics of Vice: Jamaican Slavery in the British Atlantic World" in the Lecture Hall of Hill Memorial Library at 4:30 p.m. with a reception beginning at 3:45 p.m. 

 

Spring 2011 Events:

Past events include: 

April 27, 2011 
François Raffoul, Professor of Philosophy and member of the Comparative Literature at LSU will give a lecture entitled "The Welcome of the Other: Derrida on Hospitality" in the Hill Memorial Library Lecture Room from 3:00-5:00. This end of the year event will honor students and faculty members who have been recognized by receiving awards and distinctions. tem28601.pdfAffiche
 

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A program honoring Edouard Glissant in conjunction with the LSU Center for French and Francophone Studies and the Department of French Studies
 

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Lecture on Belgian Literature and culture funded by Wallonie-Bruxelles International

April 6, 2011 
Kumari Issur, Fulbright  Scholar at UCLA, Professor at the University of Mauritius, editor of Malcolm de Chazal's chronicles will speak on the contemporary literature of this trilingual island. ALSCW Event.

March 23, 2011 

New York poet, Bill Zavatsky, founder of Sun Press, winner of the Pen Club award for his translations of André Breton, jazz pianist will speak about his work and play for us. ALSCW Event ()

Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers Local Meeting, September 17, 2010, 5:00 - 10:00 p.m. LSU Rural Life Musuem

Details of ALSCW Event at Windrush Gardens on September 17, 2010

Photos of Windrush Event

Southern Comparative Literature Association Conference October 21-23, 2010 Call for Papers

Southern Comparative Literature Association Conference Program

Photos from SCLA Conference