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This year the Nomad mentorship program hosted events meant to introduce participants to aspects of their research in which the theme "Humors" has a particular resonance.


Tuesday, February 10
185 Lillis Hall, 5:30 p.m.



Tuesday, November 18
110 Willamette Hall
5:30 p.m.

Fall Speaker Event


"I think Nomad is a great chance to learn about the world of scholarly research and targeted academic writing. It is a unique opportunity to think about your subject for a whole school year and take time to refine your ideas and writing. It is so rewarding when your literary work becomes materialized in a journal which you can hold as an evidence of your success and of your belonging to our micro-universe of literature lovers."


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Celebrating the release of the "What Sustains Us" the 2011 edition of the nomad JournalThe Comparative Literature Department's Nomad Mentorship Program offers a remarkable opportunity for undergraduates from all majors and at every stage in their studies to gain one-on-one guidance in developing advanced research skills in the literary humanities. Every school year the Nomad Mentorship Program models those skills via a speaker series organized around a designated research theme. Visiting artists and scholars, UO faculty and grad students share their art and their research over the course of the year. At the same time, undergraduate participants in the program work one-on-one with faculty and grad-student mentors to hone their research. The end result is the Comparative Literature Department's journal of undergraduate writing, nomad. This year's research theme is "Humors."

humors logo"Humors"

The break in our logo is meant not only to account for the plurality of genres typically associated with "humor," such as jokes, comedy, farce, satire, slapstick, and the comic generally. It also suggests the tradition that includes, under the same rubric, temperaments quite at odds with everything humorous, in particular the "ill humor" of melancholy. This year's NOMAD theme invites you to take humor seriously--to explore the range of experience expressed in, and processed by, the many varieties of the comic.

Celebrating the release of the 2012 "Trick" edition of nomad: