Comparative Literature Luncheon to feature talk by Melanie Nicholson Dec. 4

December 01, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Melanie Nicholson, professor of Spanish at Bard College, will present “Reading the Beast: A Brief Look at the Modern Literary Bestiary” at 12:15 p.m. on Dec. 4 in Room 102 of the Kern Building.

Nicholson received her doctorate in Hispanic literature from the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of "Evil, Madness, and the Occult in Argentine Poetry" (2002) and "Surrealism in Latin American Literature: Searching for Breton’s Ghost" (2013). Her articles on Latin American poetry have appeared in Latin American Literary Review, Letras Femeninas, Crítica Hispánica, Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature, and Journal of European Studies, among others. She has published translations in Yale Review, Puerto del Sol, and Translation Review. Nicholson is currently working on a book that explores the bestiary and the beast fable in modern world literature. She is also co-editing a collection of essays called "Teaching Modern Latin American Poetries," forthcoming in 2018 with the Modern Languages Association.

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. — coffee, tea and light lunch fare are provided. At 12:30 p.m. there will be a presentation, by a visitor or a local speaker, on a topic related to any humanities discipline. All students, faculty, colleagues and friends are welcome.

For a full list of Comparative Literature lunches, visit This event is sponsored by the Department of Comparative Literature and the Center for Global Studies.       

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Last Updated December 01, 2017