A dynamic venue for critical and creative work at the University of Maryland, the Center for Literary and Comparative Studies sponsors lectures, symposia, conferences, readings, and other activities.
For 2013-2014, the Center introduces the theme "Sound, Sight, Text: Aural and Visual Cultures and the Practice of Literature." To support this theme, the Center welcomes proposals for projects. The Call for Proposals is available here, with deadlines of October 4, 2013 (for academic year 2013-2014), and April 18, 2014 (for academic year 2014-2015).
Scheduled special events for 2014-2015 include a Sympathy and Nonhumans symposium, a Local Americanists: "On Print Culture and Community Identity" symposium, and a Petrou conference, Sound +, with keynote and lectures by Jonathan Sterne (March 27, 2014), and Fred Moten (March 29, 2014).
All events are free and open to the public.