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December 7: José Estrada

Dear All,

Please join us this Wednesday, December 7th, for our last meeting of the quarter.

José Estrada, a PhD candidate in the RLL Department will be presenting his dissertation chapter titled “…hasta que con la distancia las especies se confunden”: The Sea, Distance, and Shipwreck in Alarcòn’s Self-Fashioning. Medardo Rosario of RLL will be responding.

The event will take place at 4:30 PM in Wieboldt 106, and there is a pre-circulated paper. Please email me for access (

We hope to see you on Wednesday!


CFP & Upcoming Events


Dear all,

On behalf of the Western Mediterranean Cultures workshop, we would like to welcome our returning students and new arrivals to campus. For those unfamiliar, this workshop aims to bring together faculty and graduate students in the Humanities and Social Sciences in order to create a new inter-cultural dialogue among those working on Western Mediterranean cultures during the medieval and early modern periods. It is a useful forum for works-in-progress to be discussed in a stimulating intellectual environment of your peers. We meet on Wednesdays at 4:30 PM.

Call for papers

We are now accepting presentation proposals for the year (the deadline for presenting Autumn quarter is October 1st). Submissions should include your name,department info, the project’s title, and a short description of the project (around 3-4 sentences). Please email submissions to Additionally, whether or not you wish to present, please do let me know if you are interested in serving as a respondent at some point.

Upcoming events

  • October 5th at 5PM, we invite you to kick off the year with a sponsored happy hour at Woodlawn Tap! This is a great opportunity to get to know your colleagues in an informal setting while enjoying refreshments courtesy of the workshop.
  • October 26th Richard Neer of the University of Chicago’s art history department will be giving a talk at the R.A.V.E. workshop. This is a co-sponsored event.
  • October 31st We team up with the Renaissance Workshop for a presentation by Katrina Powers, a PhD candidate in the Romance Languages and Literature Department.

Please mark your calendars for these dates and stay tuned for details. We look forward to working with you all in the upcoming year and hope to see you on October 5th!

Best regards,

Chloé M. Pelletier

Graduate Student Coordinator​