The overarching mission of the Undergraduate Colloquium at the Center for the Study of the Novel is to enrich Stanford undergraduate education by fostering participation at the Center. Open to all interested undergraduate students, the Colloquium meets at least twice each quarter. Meetings of the Colloquium are designed to complement the Center’s programming. The Colloquium discusses work in the history and theory of the novel presented at the Center’s major events (Books at the Center, The Ian Watt Lecture, the Annual Conference). The Colloquium also hosts independent, student-initiated roundtables. Graduate student instructors facilitate each meeting of the Colloquium.