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Visiting Authors at CSULB

May 5th, 2014

Visiting Authors at CSULB this Spring
CWL will be hosting visiting authors, artists, and translators this spring:

Eliza Frye, artist and author of the graphic short fiction collection, Regalia (speaking in CWL 161 and CWL 452/552)
Ito Hiromi, award-winning poet and author of over a dozen major volumes in Japanese, including Killing Kanoko (translated by Jeffrey Angles) (speaking in CWL 452/552 and [...]

49th Annual CWL Conference

March 3rd, 2014

Prof. Nhora Serrano to present workshop on medieval chess at Harvard University on 3/28/14.

February 23rd, 2014

“Playing Political Games ~ Medieval Chess and Alfonso X, el Sabio’s Libros de acedrex, dados, e tablas”
As a Visiting Scholar of Comparative Literature at Harvard University, Prof. Nhora Serrano will present a workshop on medieval chess in the Alfonsine illuminated manuscript.
Friday, March 28th, 2014
10 am – 12 noon
Dana Palmer Seminar Room, Department of Comparative Literature
Harvard [...]

Prof. Smith to co-host Gabriel Ritter on post-3/11 art in Japan

February 18th, 2014

CSULB and JAG MRG host Gabriel Ritter for a CLA Scholarly Intersections Event
Gabriel Ritter presents a lecture “Out of Doubt: Japanese Art Post 3/11″ with response from Prof. Jordan Smith, CSULB
March 13, 2014 – 5-7PM at CSULB in Academic Services bldg. Rm. 384 (AS 384)

Three years after the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many coastal communities [...]

CWL Students to Present at Popular/American Culture Association Conference

February 5th, 2014

Several current and former CWL majors will be presenting papers at the upcoming Southwest Popular/American Culture Association conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico in late February 2014.

Current senior and CWL major Kristine Andersen will present a paper titled “Dante, Virgil, and Michael Bluth: The Structural Similarities in ‘Purgatory’ and ‘Arrested Development’”
Current senior and CWL major Allison [...]

Prof. Dahab to host Prof. Elliot Colla on the Egyptian Revolution in Literature and Activism

February 4th, 2014

CSULB welcomes Professor Elliott Colla from Georgetown University for a talk titled, “The Egyptian Revolution in Literature and Activism: 2011-2014.”
WHEN: March 12th, 2014: 7PM
WHERE: Karl Anatol Center
Made possible by CLA Scholarly Intersection Grants.
Sponsors: Elizabeth Dahab (CWL) and Ron Loewe (Anthropology)
Despite the difficulties, Egyptian writers have been publishing fictional and non-fictional accounts of the Revolution since [...]

Univ. Art Museum Cross-Disciplinary Public Panel with Prof. Nhora Serrano

November 29th, 2013

Confronting the Exquisite Corpse: the Grotesque in Contemporary Culture
Thursday, December 5th, 2013, at 7:00pm
Location: West End of the Horn Center (back entrance to the Univ. Art Museum)
In conjunction with the exhibition Gabe Bartalos: Abhorrence and Obsession, the University Art Museum is hosting a cross-disciplinary conversation about the role of the grotesque in contemporary culture.
The [...]

Prof. Jordan Smith featured on Three Percent Blog

November 24th, 2013

Prof. Jordan Smith’s work in translation theory and the poetry of Yoshimasu Gozo, presented at the American Literary Translators Association’s annual conference at the University of Indiana, Bloomington, has been featured in an article on the University of Rochester’s Three Percent weblog.
Prof. Smith’s translations of Yoshimasu’s poetry have been published in the British journal Poetry [...]

CWLC Associates LinkedIn Page

November 24th, 2013

We now have a LinkedIn page for our department graduates, faculty, and staff. Please join to stay in touch professionally, to network with others, and to help us keep track of the amazing careers you all are developing.
Visit the group to request membership here!

Prof. Nhora Serrano to present at Annual Feminist Art History Conf., American Univ.

November 7th, 2013

November 8th – 10th, 2013, American University, Washington, DC
Prof. Nhora Serrano will be presenting “(Un)Tangling the Myth of Arachne: Remedios Varo’s Early Modern Triptych.” In this presentation, Dr. Serrano discusses how Remedios Varo re-fashions this myth as a modern feminist parable of storytelling in which the fantastical elements of Surrealism and Hieronymus Bosch’s “The Garden [...]