Literature Luncheon to look Columbus, the discourse of empire

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- At 12:30 p.m. Sept. 30, Elise Bartosik-Velez, associate professor of Spanish at Dickinson College, will present “Christopher Columbus & the Discourse of Empire in the United States,” in Room 102 of the Kern Building at Penn State.

This event is a part of the Comparative Literature Luncheon lecture series, a weekly, informal lunchtime gathering of students, faculty and other members of the University community. Each week the event begins at 12:15 p.m. – participants are encouraged to bring lunch; coffee and tea are free. At 12:30 p.m. there will be a 20-minute presentation, by a visitor or a local speaker, on a topic related to any humanities discipline.  All students, faculty, colleagues and friends are welcome. Jon Abel ( and Shuang Shen ( are coordinators for the series. For a full list of Comparative Literature lunches, visit

Last Updated January 09, 2015