**All meetings take place at 4:30pm in Foster 305 unless otherwise noted.
**Papers to be read in advance will be circulated via listserv one week prior to the meeting.
 
 

Friday, September 30th at 1pm in Rosenwald 405 – Reading Shakespeare’s Sonnet 138. Lunch provided.

  • Joint session with Poetry and Poetics Workshop and Renaissance Workshop. Co-sponsored by the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers (ALSCW).
  • Optional secondary reading: Edward A. Snow, “Loves of Comfort and Despair: A Reading of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 138,” ELH 47 (1980): 462-483.

October 20th – James McCormick, PhD Candidate in the Committee on Social Thought and Germanic Studies, on “Mind, Body and Form in Robert Musil’s The Man without Qualities.” Reception to follow.

Tuesday, November 1st – Monica Olaru, PhD Candidate in Comparative Literature, on “Will: A Literary Critique before the Introduction of Schopenhauer into France.” Reception to follow.

November 17th – Joseph Ballan, PhD Candidate in Philosophy of Religions, on “Thomas Browne, W.G. Sebald, and the Natural History of Religion.” Reception to follow.

December 1st – Daniel Pratt, PhD Candidate in Slavic Languages and Literatures, on “Gombrowicz’s Gombrowicz: The Self among.” Reception to follow.