Recent Events Sponsored by the Program

Spring 2019

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"Shakespeare's Strange Fruit: Race, Complicity, and Illegitimacy"

Dr. Ruben Espinosa,
Associate Professor of English from the University of Texas at El Paso
Date: December 3, 3019 
Venue: Lockett Hall 16 
Time: 3:00-4:15 p.m.

event posterPoet Salgado Maranhão and Translator Alexis Levitin

Brazil and Portugal
Reading and Discussion
Date: April 22, 2019
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Venue Art & Design

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The Comparative Literature Graduate Association Presents with the support of the LSU Department of French Studies: The 3rd Annual Languages and Literatures Conference

March 29-30, 2019
Keynote Address by Françoise Lionnet
Harvard University
March 30, 2019
5:00 p.m.
LSU Women's Center

 mark wagner Louisiana Slave Conspiracies: A Digital Project
Dr. Bryan Wagner
University of California, Berkeley
Date: March 26, 2019
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Venue: Allen 113

Fall 2018

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Archives of Conjure: Residual Transcriptions

Dr. Solimar Otero, Associate Professor, English; LSU
Date: November 9, 2018
Time: 3:30 pm
Venue: 113 Allen

event posterTeaching World Literature Workshop

Dr. Adelaide Russo;
Date: November 19, 2018
Time: 12 Noon
Venue: 202 Allen

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Comparative Literature, Women’s and Gender Studies, the Writing Program, and Louisiana and Caribbean Studies Present: On Multimodality

Brown Bag Workshop: Multimodal Composing
Jonathan Alexander,
Chancellor’s Professor of English, Informatics, Gender and Sexuality Studies
University of California, Irvine
Date: September 14, 2018
Time: 12 Noon-1:30 pm
Venue: LSU Library 241A

In this workshop discussion, Jonathan Alexander describes why inviting students to compose multimodal projects offer them an opportunity to think creatively, rhetorically, and critical.

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Burning Time: Memory and Queer Imagination

Jonathan Alexander, Chancellor’s Professor of English, Informatics, Gender and Sexuality Studies
University of California, Irvine.
Date: September 13, 2018
Time: 3-4:30 pm
Venue: 234 Prescott 

This multimedia presentation describes a hybrid poetry and art project,  entitled ‘Burning Time’, in which Jonathan Alexander reflects queer work of imagining memories as a form of restorative history making for queer subjects.

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Fall 2018 Louisiana and Caribbean Studies Lecture Series: Film Screening:  Amigo Skate, Cuba (2018)

* Winner 2018 Miami Film Festival Knight Documentary Achievement Award*
Q&A by James Wilkey
PhD Candidate, History, LSU
Date: August 24, 2018
Time: 2-4:30 pm,
Venue: 234 Prescott

event poster, details belowWorkshop on Teaching World Literature

Dr. John Pizer, Foreign Languages
Emily O’Dell, PhD Candidate, Comparative Literature
Ben Howland, PhD Candidate, Comparative Literature
Date: September7, 2018
Time: 3-4:30 p.m.
Venue: 234 Prescott

Spring 2018

event poster, details below2nd Annual Literature and Languages Conference

Call for Papers:
“Time, Consciousness, and Exile”
March 9-10, 2018
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge Campus

event poster, details belowBrujx-ing Donald Trump
Afro-Latinx Ritual Activism in Contemporary Politics

Professor Aisha Boliso-De Jesús, Harvard University
Date: March 7, 2018
The French House, Strawberry Salon

The election od Donald Trump to the US presidency has thrown into relief how racism, sexism, and patriarchy continued to be intimately entwined with contemporary politics. For those who practice African diasporic religions, “witchcraft” or brujería has historically been a strategy to reveal types of oppression. This talk examines the collective political strategy of brujx-ing against Donald Trump, tracing how African diasporic practitioners are deploying ritual hexes, offerings, prayers, rites, and other collective works to thwart Trump’s social objectives.

Event co-sponsored by the College of Humanities and Social Science, the Ogden Honors college, Comparative Literature, Geography and Anthropology, English, and African and African American studies.

event poster, details belowL&S Lecture Series, Spring 2018
“Creative Control: Navigating Foreign Presence in Contemporary Dominican and Cuban Narrative Film.”

Dr. Andrea Morris, Foreign Languages, LSU
Date: February 21, 2018
Time: 12 Noon
Venue: 138 Prescott 

During the 2000s, Dominican writer Aurora Arias, Cuban Alberto Guerra Naranjo and Mylene Fermández Pintado and Cuban director Daniel Diaz Torres have explored the effects of increasing international travel to their home countries, dealing with sex and tourism, but also travel by foreign academicians and artists. Through the perspective of characters who are local and foreign travel writers, filmmakers, and scholars, these works highlight the ethics and politics of mobility, existing in transnational encounters, and the ramifications for the creative process and careers of Caribbean artists and intellectuals.

Fall 2017

event poster, details belowThe LSU Programs in Comparative Literature and Louisiana and Caribbean Studies Present:
“Homer’s Odyssey and Caribbean Epic: Questions of Origin and Cultures of Mingling”

Dr. Michelle Zerba, Department of English
Date: November 6, 2017
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Venue: 234 Prescott


event posterThe LSU Programs in Comparative Literature and Louisiana and Caribbean Studies Present:
Transnational Graduate Research from LSU
“Islands, Place, and International Relations”

Rosa Lazarao , Department of History
Pedro Ramos, Department of History
Maria Anna Zazzarino, Program in Comparative Literature
Date: October 13, 2017
Time: 2:30-4:30pm
Venue: 234 Prescott

LSU PhD Graduate students will share their findings from research done abroad during the summer 2017. This roundtable will discuss transnational connections in history, politics, and literature.

Refreshments will be served.

event poster, details belowFall 2017 Louisiana and Caribbean Studies Lecture Series: “Where’s Our Heritage? Ancestor and Protests at Jazz Fest”

Dr. Helen Regis, Geography and Anthropology
Date: September 6, 2017
Time: 12:30 pm
Venue: 234 Prescott

Dr. Helen Regis received her Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University, a Master of Arts and PhD from Tulane University. She is currently an associate professor of Anthropology at Louisiana State University. Regis’ interests include Cultural Anthropology, Blackness, Performance, Urban Spaces: Anthropology of Cities; Africa and African Diaspora: New Orleans, Benin, Cuba, and Cameron.

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