The graduate students in the Department of French and Italian and Spanish and Portuguese put together a graduate student symposium every year to provide a space at the university to share our work and to hear from others in a variety of fields.
This year, the symposium is on Saturday, March 6th. The title is "Framing the Human": (De)Humanization in Language, Literature, and Culture", and the plenary speaker will be Deborah Jenson from Duke University. Professor Jenson will also be giving a talk for IAS on Friday, March 5th.
While both sponsoring departments work in literary studies, there will likely be people from disciplines outside of literature. The schedule is not up yet, but will be soon, so keep an eye on the website. It's too late to submit a paper, but I hope you all can stop by to listen to some of the panels!