Literature Works-in-Progress

  • Literature Works-in-Progress: Grattius and Augu...

    15 March 2017 (Wed) , 12:00PM
    At Saga Common Room (RC1-02-11)

    What is the relationship between poetry and politics? In this upcoming Literature WIP talk, Professor Steven Green will tackle this question by looking at the Cynegetica, a Roman didactic poem on hunting, to examine how it reflects the Roman Empire during the Augustan age. Through extensive use of anthropomorphic language, the craft of hunting i...

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  • Literature Works-In-Progress: Resistance Throug...

    15 February 2017 (Wed) , 12:00PM
    At Saga Common Room (RC1-02-11)

    Literature Works-in-Progress Series presents: Prof. Gretchen Head: “Resistance to Loss through the Preservation of Form: Arabic Literary Practice in the 20th Century.” How might we read modern Arabic literature beyond the reigning opposition of tradition vs. modernity? This talk will suggest a different way to interpret the modern Ar...

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  • Literature Works-In-Progress: Words, Words, Words

    2 November 2016 (Wed) , 12:00PM
    At Saga Common Room (RC1-02-11)

    For the fourth installment of our Literature WIP series, we are bringing you a special treat: our first student presentation! On Wednesday November 2, six students from the graduating class will give a talk on their capstone projects, covering topics from their research questions to their thoughts and motivations behind the process. Join us as...

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  • Literature Works-in-Progress: The Aesthetics of...

    14 September 2016 (Wed) , 12:00PM
    At Saga Common Room (RC1-02-11)

    Second installment of the Literature Works-in-Progress series. This time, Professor Geoff Baker will talk about how literature and art can change the world, tracing the thoughts of Emile Zola, who emphasizes clarity, and Friedrich Nietzsche, who has an ardent love for confusion. Lunch will be served!

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  • Literature Works-in-Progress: Stone, Jade, Medium

    12 October 2016 (Wed) , 12:00PM
    At Saga Common Room (RC1-02-11)

    Please join the Literature major for our third works-in-progress talk this semester! Professor Shaoling Ma will be delivering a talk on the relation between technical media and the implications of mediation during the mid-nineteenth and early twentieth century. Lunch will be served!

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  • Literature Works-in-Progress: A Theory of Aphor...

    2 September 2016 (Fri) , 12:00PM
    At Saga Common Room (RC1-02-11)

    Join Professor Andrew Hui and the Literature faculty discussing his new interpretation on aphorisms, tracing their history from Heraclitus to Nietzsche, Confucius to Twitter, the Buddha to Jesus. Lunch will be provided!

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