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Literature | Colloquium FAQ


Fax: 202-885-2938
Battelle Tompkins, Room 237

Burgtorf, Michael R
Sr. Administrative Assistant

4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8047

What is the colloquium?
The colloquium is series of presentations, panels and discussions focused on exploring ways of understand and thinking about one book. Faculty, students, staff, and other interested parties are welcome to suggest panel topics.

How can I participate?
Register by emailing Julia Craig. Read the book. Show up to the Battelle-Tompkins Atrium on Sunday, Oct. 25. Eat. Talk. See Campus Directions/Maps.

How much is it?
Registration is free. 

How can I get credit towards my degree?
Contact Julia Craig in the Department of Literature office in Battelle 237 (202-885-2972 or for more information. You will have to write a short paper on the book to receive credit.

Do I have to be a literature major?
No! The colloquium aims to bring together a diverse community of readers from across American University and beyond. All are welcome.

Do I have to take it for credit?
No. If you have run out of space in your schedule, or don’t want to write a paper, you can still read the book and participate.

Can I present at the colloquium?
We welcome proposals for presentations. Please email your ideas to Prof. Jeff Middents at no later than Friday, October 7.

Will there be food?

Do I have to read the book?

Yes. You can find it at the library, the American University Campus Store, or other booksellers online and citywide.

How do I register?

Please email Julia Craig with your name and preferred email address.

I have more questions! Whom do I ask?