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Upcoming Events 2013-2014

Mark your calendars for these exciting events hosted by the Comparative Literature Program! This page is your resource for the 2013-2014 academic year. Be sure to check back often as this page will be updated frequently.

August 2013
Wednesday, 28 Classes Begin

September 2013

Friday, 27
Lecture at Keating Hall 116; 10:00-11:15 a.m.
Morena Corradi (Queens College, CUNY): "Scheletri animati e monete maledette: manifestazioni del fantastico italiano nel secondo Ottocento"

October 2013

Tuesday, 22
Lecture at Tognino Hall, Duane Library; 4:00 p.m.
Arthur Marotti (Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Wayne State University), "Shakespeare, Tyrannicide, and the Papal Deposing Power"
Tuesday, 29 Lecture on translation and poetry
Elisa Biagini

November 2013

Monday, 4
Book Culture Event (536 West 112th Street, New York, NY 10025)
7:00 p.m.
Andrew Clark & Keith Chapin, Speaking of Music (Fordham University Press)
Laura Dolp, Montclair State University
Chris GoGwilt, Fordham University
Jairo Moreno, University of Pennsylvania

Thursday, 14
Concert at Lincoln Center (113 West 60th Street, 12th floor lounge)
7:30 p.m.
The PUBLIQuartet plays music by Howie Kentie, Lawrence Kramer, Jessie Montgomery, Alfred Schnittke, and the PUBLIQuartet
Free Admission

Thursday, 21
Removing the Fig Leaves (Lincoln Center, Lowenstein 610)
11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Join students and faculty for a lively discussion about the impact of Classical texts and tradition on the study of gender and sexuality. Participants will be shown the importance of skills developed in the study of Comparative Literature in analyzing these texts and invited to consider the function of pornographic imagery. Discussion points include the creation and transmission of lesbian erotica, the significance of particular sex acts in early Christianity, and the scholarship of Michel Foucault.

December 2013



 Thursday, 20
Transcription/Translation: Toward a New “Work” of Performance
12th Floor Lounge, Lowenstein, Lincoln Center.
7:00 pm       
Matthew Aucoin, piano; Keir GoGwilt, violin

Recital and discussion. Violinist, Keir GoGwilt, and pianist, composer & conductor, Matthew Aucoin, will perform works that foreground the practical and theoretical questions of transcription and translation in lyric and musical texts. Musical transcriptions will include compositions by Matthew Aucoin, Alban Berg, György Kurtág with a focus on the poetry of Paul Celan. What is the role of voice in song? What remains when the voice is left out in a transcription for violin and piano?  How does the disappearance of words in musical transcription complicate the role of interpretation in performance?  This recital is intended to open up for discussion the work of performance as criticism and criticism as performance.
Tuesday, 25
The Humanities and Public Life: A Seminar with Peter Brooks
President’s Dining Room, 12th Floor, Lowenstein, Lincoln Center.
5:00 pm
This event coincides with the publication of The Humanities and Public Life (edited by Peter Brooks, with Hilary Jewett; Fordham University Press, 2014)

MARCH 2014
April 2014
Wednesday, 2 Cruel Modernity
5:00-7:00 pm. 
Fordham Law School  Rm. 430BC 
140 W. 62nd Street

Join Chris GoGwilt, Cynthia Vich, and Arnaldo Cruz-Malavé in a talk and discussion with acclaimed author and cultural critic  Jean Franco  on her latest book  Cruel Modernity  (Duke UP, 2013).
Reid Writers Series: Tracy K. Smith & Vievee Francis
Lincoln Center (Lowenstein 816)
11:30 am - 12:30 pm:  Reading & Panel Discussion
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm:  Book Signing

Rose Hill
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm:  Master Classes (Invitation Only)     
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm:  Reading and Question & Answer Session (Flom Auditorium)    
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm:  Book Signing (Flom Auditorium)

May 2014
Friday, 9                                     The Comparative Literature Program Annual May Colloquium:
Reading Now, After Helen Tartar   
Co-sponsored by Fordham University Press    
12:00 - 3:00 p.m.    
12th Floor Lounge 
Fordham University, Lincoln Center, 113 West 60th Street   

The Comparative Literature Program’s annual May Colloquium will be dedicated to the memory of Helen Tartar, to the many ongoing projects she nurtured, and to the free spirit of rigorous intellectual inquiry across the disciplines realized in her editorial practice and vision. 
Wednesday, 28
Saturday, 31
4th Derrida Today Conference 
(contact: Sam Haddad)

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