Loyola University Chicago

Language Learning Resource Center

Speaker Series

Plague and Power: Representations in Literature and Art

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Loyola University Chicago is sponsoring the 2020-2021 lecture series, which will address issues of health and sickness, both individual and social, engaging with how discourses of plague, hygiene, and containment are inflected with power and race. This program will be a platform for engaging in constructive dialogue with a diverse group of scholars, writers, artists, and students. It will illuminate how literature and the arts have responded to these issues, and how they offer visions of a better world. 

DateEventSpeakersTimeLocation
Oct. 28, 2020 

Reading Camus Today

Prof. Alice Kaplan, Sterling Professor of French
  (Yale University)
Laura Marris (University at Buffalo)

4:00-5:15 pm (cst) Zoom 

 

 Nov. 17, 2020

Parallel Plagues: Learning about Colonial Mexico in the Age of Coronavirus

 
 

Claudia Brittenham (University of Chicago)

3:00 – 4:00pm 

(cst)

 
Zoom 
Feb. 4, 2021  

Boccaccio’s Human Comedy: Reading the “Decameron” in Our Age of Pandemic

Joseph Luzzi (Bard College)

 

 

Zoom 
Fe. 25, 2021 

Songs of the Past: Remembering Racist Violence - A Conversation with Gabriella Ghermandi

 

Gabriella Ghermandi (writer, composer, storyteller)

3:00-4:00pm  Zoom