The Comparative World Literature Society (CWLS) at Kenyon is organizing a Comparative World Literature Week with the theme "Literature Exceeding Boundaries."
Throughout the week CWLS will hold multi-lingual poetry readings, panels, seminars and cultural events that will give students, faculty and community members the opportunity to learn, discuss and share research related to the theme.
The main event of the week will be a lecture given by Professor Rebecca Walkowitz of Rutgers University, a highly acclaimed scholar who wrote multiple books on translation and comparative literature.
This series of events is meant to foster the increasing interest in CWL and create a forum of discussion to interrogate contemporary issues such as cultural identity, immigration and issues of international communication.
Schedule of Events:
• Carol Fadda-Conrey will speak on "Articulating Dissent: Arab American Literature and the Politics of Representation" on April 18 at 4:15 p.m. in the Cheever Room in Finn House.
• A panel discussion with Comparative World Literature seniors will be held on April 19 at 4 p.m. in the Cheever Room.
• Rebecca L. Walkowitz will give the keynote address, "English as a Target Language: Comparative World Literature and the Contemporary Novel," on April 20 at 7 p.m. in the Cheever Room.
• A cultural show will take place on April 22 at 7 p.m. in the Horn Gallery.
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