Texas Tech University

Speaker Series

2012-2013 Comparative Literature Speaker Series

  • Julia Schoch, German Author
  • Salgado Maranhão, Brazilian poet, and Alexis Levitin, translator of Portuguese
  • Gonçalo Tavares, author; professor of epistemology at the University of Lisbon, and winner of numerous national and international writing awards

2011-2012 Comparative Literature Speaker Series

  • “The Futures of Comparative Literature,“ Jacques Lezra, Chair of Comparative Literature and Professor of English and Spanish, New York University
  • “Galiza na Lusofonia: Passado e Presente,” Professor Elias J. Torres Feijó, professor of Professor de Literary and Cultural Theory and Portuguese Literatures and Language at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, visiting scholar at Brown University.
  • “The Poetry of Ernesto Cardenal” with Ernesto Cardenal, Nobel Prize nominee and widely acknowledged as Latin America's greatest living poet.
  • “Unlucky Lucky Bodies: Generational and National Trauma in the Memoirs of Irene Vilar,“ with Irene Vilar, editor of the Americas Series at Texas Tech University Press and a Guggenheim Fellow.
  • “Reconstructing Chinese Identities in the Age of Globalization,” distinguished professor of English and comparative literature at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China (in conjunction with The Asian Studies Program and the Chinese Faculty and Staff Association).
  • Angelika Reitzer, Austrian author, Tuesday, February 28, at 4:00p.m.
  • Heather James, Associate Professor, English, University of Southern California, Friday April 13, 2012 (in conjunction with the Department of English).

Comparative Literature Program

  • Address

    Texas Tech University, 2500 Broadway, Lubbock, TX 79409
  • Email

    comp.lit@ttu.edu