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Mediterranean Passages

Thursday, Nov 14, 2019 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
French Seminar Room. Royce 236, Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States + Google Map

CMRS Pop-Up Faculty-Graduate Student Workshop

This workshop understands the term “passage” in two ways: first, as the physical passage or journey that serves, as much as the shore, to define Mediterranean spaces and, second, as the specific literary passage that grounds our thinking about “the Mediterranean” as theoretical, or even disciplinary, space.

We hope this workshop will be of particular interest to graduate students. Although the core faculty members (see below) focus on medieval and early modern literatures, contributions from all areas of Mediterranean interest are welcome.

We are hereby putting out a call for graduate participants to select and submit a passage (no more than two pages) that they find useful in talking about, questioning, theorizing, understanding their own approach to Mediterranean studies. Please address by e-mail to Roberta Morosini, morosir@wfu.edu. Deadline for submissions: November 4, 2019

1) The passage selected should occupy no more than 2 pages. All selections should be in English. However, if the original of the passage you have selected is in a language other than English, you can provide an additional 2 pages containing the original text.

2) Also provide a bibliography of no more than one page as part of the submission: could be works cited; recommended readings; whatever selection of primary and/or secondary works that the presenter feels would be most useful to the group in working through their approach to ‘the Mediterranean.’

Core Faculty participants:

  • Chris Chism, English, UCLA
  • John Dagenais, Spanish & Portuguese, UCLA
  • Sharon Kinoshita, Literature Department, UC Santa Cruz
  • Roberta Morosini, Charles Speroni Visiting Professor in Italian, UCLA
  • Zrinka Stahuljak, Comparative Literature & French and Francophone Studies, UCLA

Each presenter will have five to seven minutes for their own reading of their passage and then a general discussion will follow. Anyone interested is welcome to participate even without submitting a passage, as we will distribute all chosen passages in advance.


Thursday, Nov 14, 2019
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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French Seminar Room. Royce 236
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States


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