Events Calendar
Jun 24 - Jun 26
All day
Comparative Literature: principles, practices and perspectives
CHASE Summer School

Following the success of the inaugural CHASE summer school in comparative literature in June 2018, this second iteration will build on the first event while taking its intellectual focus in a new direction.The programme is designed for humanities students working on comparative research projects who wish to broaden their knowledge of the discipline, and their use of comparative methodologies, in the light of both classical comparativism and more recent theoretical frameworks within the emerging discipline of world literature and the rise of the global South. The summer school will bring together postgraduate students working in the various fields of comparative/world literature, introducing them to leading specialists in the discipline and offering them a valuable opportunity for both intellectual training and institutional networking.


Monday 24 June

10.00 Coffee and welcome

10.30 Student introductions

11.30 Seminar 1: The Origins and History of Comparative Literature (Ben Hutchinson)

14.30 Seminar 2: World Literature and its Discontents (Francesca Orsini) 

17.30 Keynote lecture 1: Rosinka Chaudhuri (Centre for Studies in Social Sciences,Calcutta): 'Whose World exists in World Literature? Reading Emily Apter and Rabindranath Tagore' 

Tuesday 25 June

10.30 Seminar 3: The Pragmatics of Comp Lit: Publishing and Applying for Jobs

11.30 Seminar 4: Beckett and World Literature (Shane Weller) 

14.30 Preparation of presentations 

17.30 Keynote lecture 2: Jessica Berman (The University of Maryland Baltimore County): 'Trans Reading as Comparative Literature' 

Wednesday 26 June

10.00 - 17.00 Student presentations 


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    Open to Summer school participants and invited guests,

    Contact: Patricia Novillo-Corvalan
    Department of Comparative Literature


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