Comparative Literature Postgraduate Forum
This fortnightly forum aims to provide a platform for Comparative Literature postgraduate research students to present their research and discuss issues relevant to the discipline of Comparative Literature. The group is organised around a rotating schedule of reading groups, theoretical discussions, and student research presentations.
This semianr series is organised by Zoe Roth and Anne Mulhall.
9th Februay - What is Comparative Literature and how do you do it?
Assigned reading: Gayatri Spivak, ‘Planetarity’; Lucia Boldrini, ‘Comparative Literature in the Twenty-First Century: A View from Europe and the UK’
23rd February - Issues of Translation and Transnationalism
Assigned Reading: Walter Benjamin, ‘The Task of the Translator’; Venuti, ‘Translation, Community, Utopia’
9th March - Student presentations
Zoë Roth, ‘Embodiment and Literature’
Isil Cihan, ‘Orhan Pamuk and Melancholy’
22nd March - Student presentations
Anne Mulhall - ‘Tiqqun and the Conceptual Persona’
Jane Maxwell - ‘The Ugly Woman in Latin and Medieval Literature’
5th April - Forms of comparison: the relation between visual cultures and literature