The Comparative Literature Luncheon, a weekly informal lunchtime gathering of students, faculty, and other members of the University community, will have two upcoming speakers this month. Each week a short presentation by a visitor or a local speaker is presented on a topic related to various humanities discipline.
Amy Wyngaard, associate professor of French at Syracuse University, will present "Censorship and Obscenity in Late 18th-c. France: The Case of Rétif de la Bretonne," at 12:15 p.m. on Monday, April 13 in 102 Kern Building, University Park.
Judith Root, professor of English at Michigan State University, will speak at 12:15 p.m. on Monday, April 20 in 102 Kern. Root's topic has yet to be announced.
Jonathan Eburne is the coordinator for the series this semester. Attendees can bring lunch or buy a lunch tray in Kern Cafeteria and bring it into 102 Kern. Coffee and tea are provided in 102 Kern at no charge. The speaker will begin at about 12:30 p.m. Allowing a few minutes for discussion, luncheons conclude in time for classes that meet at 1:25 p.m. The series is free and open to the public.