Department of Comparative Literature

Betty Jean Craige Lecture: Qiu Xiaolong, novelist

Qui is a poet, literary translator and crime novelist. He will present a lecture entitled, “A Chinese Cop in the Global Age.” His critically acclaimed Inspector Chen series —which is set in Shanghai, China, in the 1990s—has been published in 20 languages and has sold over 2 million copies worldwide. Qui’s novel “Death of a Red Heroine” won the Anthony Award for best novel in 2001.

Sponsored by the Department of Comparative Literature and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts

Betty Jean Craige Annual Lecture: Viet Than Nguyen

Viet Than Nguyen, the Arnold Chair of English and Professor of English and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California, will give the Betty Jean Craige Annual Lecture entitled "Nothing Ever Dies: Ethical Memory and Radical Writing in The Sympathizer.”  Nguyen’s The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, while his non-fiction work Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War was short-listed for a 2016 National Book Award.

Comparative Literature Jamboree

Comparative Literature Department will celebrate its third spring festival with music, food and fellowship with students, faculty and staff from diverse cultures.

This event will feature and highlight the diverse cultures and programs housed in the Comparative Literature Department. Faculty and students will wear their native costumes, and each program will display artifacts and information about it. 

Sponsored by: Comparative Literature, Department of
Contact: Jill Talmadge 706-542-2140

Cultural Awareness Celebration

Sponsored by: Comparative Literature, Department of
Contact: Dainess Maganda 706-542-9587

The cultural awareness event celebrates the varied cultures that Africa brings to this world. African languages and literature faculty and students will cook food and wear their native attires to showcase their identity and unite in a communal dance. To include food, music, fun and skits.

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