The final Works-In-Progress event of the current academic year will feature Dorotea Lechkova and Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo. Dorotea, a joint Spanish/Comparative Literature Ph.D. student, will present her dissertation proposal, entitled "Democracy Ablaze: Culture and Transition in Mexico and Central Eastern Europe." Orlando, a first-year Ph.D. student in Comparative Literature's track for international writers, will read an essay, entitled "Cuba as a Dream of Diaspora."
Professor Ignacio Infante will moderate this event.
This event will be followed by the interdepartmental social gathering.
About the series: “Works-in-Progress” is a series of events for graduate students in Comparative Literature to share their work. Each event will consist of two graduate students who will each present a paper and then allow for time for questions. If you have a paper you’d like to present at a future “Works-in-Progress” event, please let Rebecca O'Laughlin know. Students who are presenting at a conference (or who are considering submitting a paper for consideration at a conference) are especially encouraged to use this forum to practice and get feedback, but everyone is welcome to share your work.