Department News

March 27, 2017
Yale Comparative Literature Open Forum presents:  Prof. Marc Caplan (Judaic Studies) “An Overture to Modernism: Georg Büchner, Karl-Emil Franzos, and the Evolution of Alban Berg’s Wozzeck.” This lecture will discuss the textual history of Georg Büchner’s posthumous dramatic fragment Woyzeck, from its first publication in the 1870s, forty years after Büchner’s death, to its theatrical debut just before World War I, to its transformation into Alban Berg’s first opera, ...
March 27, 2017
YALE UNIVERSITY THE DEPARTMENT OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE PRESENTS Joshua Landy Andrew B. Hammond Professor of French and Comparative Literature Stanford University “In Praise of Depth: or, How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Hidden” Monday, March 27, 5 pm The Comparative Literature Library Old Campus, Bingham Hall 8th Floor Reception to Follow
February 3, 2017
Princeton University has acquired Professor Roberto González Echevarría’s collection of correspondence with Spanish, Latin American, and French writers of note.  It will be in Princeton University’s Firestone Library under his name. The collection is titled: Roberto González Echevarría Collection on Severo Sarduy and Other Latin American Writers. Read more about the collection. “Roberto González Echevarría is a Cuban-born critic and Sterling Professor of Hispanic and Comparative Literature at...
December 22, 2016
Moira Weigel, graduate student in Comparative Literature and Film and Media, was named to the Harvard Society of Fellows in December. Weigel’s fellowship with the Harvard Society of Fellows will allow her to revise her dissertation into a book and begin a third book project as well as writing essays and occasional criticism.   Her dissertation, entitled Animating Modernism: Cinema, Animals, and the Prehistories of Posthumanism, explores modernism’s twin fascinations with nonhuman animals and ...
December 22, 2016
Moira Weigel, graduate student in Comparative Literature and Film and Media, published her book Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating in May.   Labor of Love, published by Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux, investigates the shape-shifting institution of dating. A genre-bender, LOL crosses social history with memoir and anecdote and theories of gender and sexuality with Moira’s favorite form of theorizing– jokes– in order to explore how dating co-evolved with other forms of labor...

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