The Catholic University of America

Modern/Contemporary Research Colloquium

Procedures and Guidelines

  • Members sharing their work should submit their work-in-progress two weeks in advance of the date of the session.
  • The work-in-progress should be no longer than 25 pages in length. 
  • The author should submit a cover letter along with the submission, which outlines main concerns and aims, states the intentions for the piece (article, seminar paper, etc.), and poses questions to guide the other members' reading.
  • All materials should be sent to Brian Chappell (, who will forward them to the rest of the group. 
  • Group members should anticipate attending every session, and members who are circulating work are particularly encouraged to attend every session.    
  • All sessions will take place in Marist 133, the graduate common area in the basement of Marist Hall.  
  • On the day of the session, the author will be introduced by Brian Chappell, and then the author will have the chance to provide a few prefatory remarks before the discussion begins.

Event Schedule

 Fall Semester

  • Thursday, October 2, 6pm.  
    • Brian Chappell
  • Thursday, October 23, 6pm.
    • Dr. Ernie Suarez
  • Wednesday, November 20, 4:30pm.
    • Dr. Nelly Lambert

Spring Semester 

  • Thursday, January 29, 6pm.
    • Dr. Greg Baker
  • Thursday, February 26, 6pm.
    • Jessica Schnepp
  • Thursday, March 26, 6pm.
    • Dr. Kevin Rulo