Texas Tech University


56th Annual Texas Tech Comparative Literature Symposium: Transnational American Studies Revisited. April 12-13, 2024 Central Standard Time. Located in the Humanities Building at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.

What would American Studies look like if the transnational rather than the national were at its center? Join us as we explore this topic at the 56th Annual Comparative Literature Symposium! This event will be hosted in the Humanities Building at Texas Tech University from April 12-13, 2024. Visit the symposium page to find out more information and download the event program.

Spring 2024 Creative Writing Reading Series

Bio picture of Aron AliA Reading with Aron Aji

Thursday, March 28
7:30 PM
HUMA 001
or register for Zoom on the Creative Writing Reading Series Page

Aron Aji is a native of Turkey, and has translated works by modern and contemporary Turkish writers. Best known for his translations of Bilge Karasu's fiction, he has received the National Translation Award for Karasu's The Garden of Departed Cats, and was a finalist for PEN Translation prize for Karasu's A Long Day's Evening. He and David Gramling (as co-translators) received the 2021 Global Humanities Translation Prize for Murathan Mungan's Valor: Stories (2022). Aji's most recent translations include Ferit Edgü's Wounded Age and Eastern Tales, Efe Duyan's poetry volume, The Behavior of Words, and his co-translation with Selin Gökçesu of Ebru Ojen's Lojman. Aji is the director of Translation Programs at the University of Iowa, and co-directs UI's Center for Translation and Global Literacy, a US-DOE national resource center.

This reading will be held onsite in the Humanities Building, Room 001, at 7:30 PM. 

Spring 2024 Creative Writing Reading Series line-up:

All readings will be held in the Humanities Building, Room 001, at 7:30 PM, unless otherwise noted.