Comparative Literature Luncheon lecture series to make spring 2018 debut Jan. 22

January 16, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Elizabeth Lagresa-Gonzalez, postdoctoral teaching fellow at Penn State, will present “Money, Women, Romance: Counterfeits in Cervantes” at 12:15 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 22, in 102 Kern Building.

After receiving degrees in comparative literature from UCLA and the University of California, Santa Barbara, Lagresa-González obtained a doctorate in romance languages and literatures from Harvard University. Her main area of specialization is early modern literature and culture, which she addresses at the intersection of gender, visual and material studies.

In addition to peer-reviewed articles published in eHumanista and Comitatus, among others, she has co-authored a book chapter on collaborative approaches to the digital humanities, as well as a critical edition and English translation of Bernat Metge’s “Lo Somni / The Dream.” Her future monograph, tentatively titled “From Renegades to Cannibals: Early Modern Cross-Cultural Encounters,” continues to build on her doctoral work by expanding on her interest in the exchange of objects and subjects across national and disciplinary borders. She is a postdoctoral teaching fellow in the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

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 is 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.       


Last Updated January 16, 2018