UIC Talks in Literature and Culture (TILC)

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About TiLC

UIC Talks in Literatures and Cultures (TiLC) is an effort to engage our own students, faculty and invited guests in academic development. Our sessions provide the opportunity to present research on different fields, creating a perfect environment for critical and constructive literary debate. Each semester TiLC brings a number of academic speakers from around the United States. TiLC also encourages MA and PhD students to submit abstracts for consideration in our series of talks – our Roundtable sessions (once per semester) are specifically designed for MA/PhD students to receive feedback from peers in their field.

Talks for the Current Semester (Spring 2018)

Date, Time and Location Speaker Title
(Area)
Friday, 1/26
Professor María del Rosario Acosta López "One Hundred Years of Forgotteness: Aesth-ethics of Memory in Latin America" 
Friday 2/23
Mario Santana (University of Chicago)
“Timely Matters in Jaume Cabré's Jo Confesso: The Poetics of Redemption in Contemporary Fiction"
Friday 3/9
Peter Elmore (University of Colorado at Boulder) "Migraciones y retornos: Modernización y utopía andina en el Perú de los 60"  
Friday 4/6
Harris Feinsod (Northwestern University)
"Maritime Unionism and Proletarian Verse Cultures CA. 1934"
Friday, 4/27
Paul Firbas (Stony Brook University)
TBA

*All talks take place in room 1501 (Max Kade room) in University Hall (map or directions) at 4pm unless otherwise noted.