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The Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures Presents:

The International Literary and Cultural Studies Research Forum

This research forum will feature presentations on current scholarship by faculty and graduate students from ODU and other institutions within the wide field of international literary and cultural studies. We seek not only to provide a forum for scholars to present and receive feedback on their research projects, but also to help build bridges between scholars in a wide range of disciplines (international literary studies, cultural studies, film studies, gender studies, postcolonial studies, art history, area studies, media studies, and history, among others) as well as between faculty and graduate students in these fields. We likewise hope to help foster an environment of interdisciplinary intellectual exchange that will be stimulating for all involved.

We are planning one research presentation (a talk lasting 20-25 minutes and 30-40 minutes of discussion) per month during Fall and Spring semesters. If you work in an area that is in some way linked to international literary and cultural studies and are interested in presenting your research, please contact us. We are eager to offer a forum for a broad community of scholars.

For more information about the forum, please contact Elizabeth Black (Assistant Professor of French: eblack@odu.edu) or Heidi Schlipphacke (Associate Professor of German: hschlipp@odu.edu).

The spring lineup will include the following presentations:

Thursday, January 26, 2012: Elizabeth Black, Assistant Professor of French, ODU: "Mirror/Window, Relection/Deflection: Regulating the Gaze Inside and Outside the House in Gilles Corrozet’s Blasons domestiques (1539)."

Tuesday, February 28: Imke Meyer, Helen Hermann Professor of German, Bryn Mawr College: "Labor Pains: Franz Kafka's 'Hunger Artist' and the Birth of the Bourgeois Subject."

Tuesday, March 20: Maura Hametz, Associate Professor of History and Director, Institute for Jewish Studies and Interfaith Understanding, ODU: "Sissi in Triest."

Thursday, April 12: Luis Guadano, Assistant Profssor of Spanish, ODU: "Norm is Not Blas, But Cheers is Cheers? Character Transposition and The Singularity of a Defined Space in The Adaptation/Remake of a US TV Sitcom in Spain."

All presentations will take place from 12:30-1:30 in the Burgess Room (BAL 9024).