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.

Allison Hobgood

We are extremely happy to be hosting Allison Hobgood on Friday, Sept. 19, in Fine Arts 302 from 5-6:30, a slight modification of our usual time to facilitate a her ability to do a presentation in the Theater Program earlier in the afternoon. Our reception for this event will be a warm and enthusiastic encouragement for you all to transition directly to the Opus Fundraiser, which will begin at 6:30 in the Florence Building downtown.

Allison comes to us from Willamette University, where she is an assistant professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies. After completing her PhD at Emory in 2007, she has published a book, Passionate Playgoing in Early Modern England (Cambridge University Press, 2014) and co-edited a collection of essays, Recovering Disability in Early Modern England (Ohio State University Press, 2013). She has authored numerous articles on early modern theater and culture that operate at the intersection of dramatic theory, affect theory, and disability studies.

In her LARC, she will be talking about her current book project, Beholding Disability in the English Renaissance.

cover of Passionate Playing book

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.