Texas Tech University will host an  annual academic conference later this week.

The 46th Annual Comparative Literature Symposium,“Representing Reality in Text and Image: Clichés, Stereotypes and Caricatures” will be held Friday April 11th and Saturday April 12th in the Student Union Building on Tech campus.

The symposium will feature keynote addresses by four renowned international scholars.

Tomorrow, Friday, April 11, the department head of Comparative Literature at the University of Oregon, Kenneth Calhoon, will present “About Face: Erich Auerbach and the physiognomy of Character.”

Abigail Solomon-Godeau, professor emeritus of the University of California’s Department of History of Art and Architecture will also present “Adultery and the Limits of Representation.”

Saturday, Alexandra Wettlaufer, professor in the Department of French and Italian at the University of Texas will present her address “Visual/Verbal Hybridity and the Aesthetics of Modernity in J. J. Grandville’s Caricature.”

Lastly, Geral Gillespie from the, professor emeritus of German Studies at Stanford University, will discuss “The Tantric Strain in Western Literature and the Arts since Romanticism.”   

The symposium is free and open to the public. For complete program details, please visit http://english.ttu.edu/complit/symposium.php