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Literature and Research Colloquium (LARC)

Since 2005, the Literature and Research Colloquium has provided a venue for faculty and graduate students to present their work–in–progress and to receive suggestions and feedback from their colleagues. Held up to four times a semester, the sessions concentrate on discussion of a pre–circulated paper (write to series co–founder, Professor Ashby Kinch if you´d like to be placed on the mailing list to receive an electronic copy of the paper in advance of the actual presentation), which might range in length from a conference paper to a chapter of a book or thesis project to a fully developed article being prepared for publication. The 60–75 minute sessions typically begin with a brief presentation of 10–15 minutes on the genealogy of the project (the motivations for the research, where it stands, etc.), which is then followed with general audience discussion.

The most recent series is listed below.


Spring 2014 Series

Friday, February 21

Robert Knapp, M.A. in Literature Candidate

“Orphic Ecology: A Reading of Ovid and Robert Duncan”

Jeremy Reed, M.A. in Literature Candidate

"A Both/And Reading Event: The Mystic Shift in David Foster Wallace's The Pale King"


Friday, March 14

Cristelle Maury, Visiting Professor of English (Université de Toulouse)

"Film noir and comedy: an aesthetic of jarring and laughing chaos"


Friday, April 25

Rob Browning, Visiting Professor of English

"Anna Letitia Barbauld’s 'A Summer Evening’s Meditation' and the Cosmic Voyage Since Paradise Lost"


All presentations take place 4-5:30pm in Fine Arts 302 and are followed by receptions to be announced at the event.


From the archives: View History for the LARC schedules from past years.