Graduate Colloquium: “The Contemporaneity of Theory, between Past and Future”

December 4, 2020 - 10:00am to 2:30pm

“The Contemporaneity of Theory, between Past and Future”

Featuring the Students of the 2020 Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory Seminar

Friday, December 4, 2020

Session 1         10 - 11am

- Nawel Cotez, French. “Myth and the French Nation-State”

- Andrei Belisario, Italian. “Reconstructing Truth after Derrida”

Session 2         11:20 – 12:20pm

- Marina Salnikova, Critical European Culture Studies. “Resisting Traditional Gender Roles: Femininity in Almodóvar’s ‘Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown’”

- Casey Montgomery, French. “The Modern Medusa: Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’” 

Lunch Break

Session 3         1:30-2:30pm

- Melissa Zinanti, Italian. “Toxic Spaces in Luigi Pirandello’s ‘Il fumo’”

- Leopold Mvuezolo, French. “Caribbean Natures: Maryse Condé’s Moi, Tituba, sorcière noire de Salem


Contact Prof. John Walsh [] for the Zoom link.