Comparative Literature Luncheon series presents Robert Caserio Sept. 24

September 19, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Robert Caserio, emeritus professor of English, comparative literature, and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at Penn State, will present “A Modernist Queer Shakespeare: Wyndham Lewis’s 'The Lion and the Fox'" (1927) at 12:15 p.m. Sept. 24, in Room 102 of the Kern Building.

Caserio's book, "The Cambridge Introduction to British Fiction, 1900-1950," is forthcoming in December 2018. He is the editor, with Clement Hawes, of "The Cambridge History of the English Novel" (2012), and the editor of "The Cambridge Companion to the Twentieth Century English Novel" (2009).  His many publications include "Plot, Story, and the Novel:  From Dickens and Poe to the Modern Period" (1979) and the Perkins Prize-winning "The Novel in England, 1900-1950: History and Theory" (1999).

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. – lunch 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, the Center for Global Studies, and the Center for Humanities and Information.

Last Updated September 19, 2018