Daniel Medin – Lecture, Graduate Workshop, Faculty Panel Discussion

  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018
February 26, 2018 to February 28, 2018

Daniel Medin (Ph.D. ’05 English/Comparative Literature) will give a lecture as this year’s visiting Matheson lecturer for Comparative Literature.  Additionally, he will lead a workshop for graduate students and participate on a panel with English faculty members Danielle Dutton and Martin Riker.

Lecture: Kafka from Puszta to Pampa

Monday, February 26 at 5:30 pm

DUC 276

Graduate Workshop: Literary Activism and the Academy

Tuesday, February 27 at 12:00 pm

Hurst Lounge in Duncker Hall (room 201)

Faculty Panel Discussion with Danielle Dutton and Martin Riker: Publishing, Translation, and the Academy

Tuesday, February 27 at 3:00 pm

Hurst Lounge in Duncker Hall (room 201)

The Matheson lecture series is given in honor of the late William H. Matheson, a venerable member of the Comparative Literature faculty for thirty years. Each year, a different scholar is invited to spend several days at Washington University to give a lecture and to meet with faculty and students.  This year’s Matheson lecturer is unique because Daniel Medin is himself an alumnus of  Washington University, having earned his Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature in 2005 and his Master’s degree in Comparative Literature in 2000.  Since 2010, he has taught Comparative Literature and English at the American University of Paris.  Additionally, he is the associate director of the Center for Writers and Translators and an editor of its Cahiers Series.  Daniel Medin also co-edits Music & Literature magazine, edits The White Review’s annual translation issue, and    advises several journals and presses on contemporary international fiction. A former judge for leading translation prizes in the United States (Best Translated Book Award) and the United Kingdom (Man Booker International Prize), he is now on the jury of their German equivalent (HKW Internationaler Literaturpreis).


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