Department News

September 26, 2017
THE DEPARTMENT OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE presents Aamir R. Mufti Professor of Comparative Literature UCLA “’We to Whom Prayer is a Custom Forgotten’: Secular Theologies in Faiz Ahmed Faiz” Monday, October 9th, 4 pm The Comparative Literature Library Old Campus, Bingham Hall 8th Floor Reception to Follow
September 5, 2017
Karl Ove Knausgård’s My Struggle has been widely celebrated, and the English speaking world is now awaiting the translation of the sixth and final volume, itself more than a thousand pages long. Drawing on the original Norwegian, Professor Martin Hägglund presents a reading of My Struggle as a whole, pursuing the existential stakes, philosophical implications, and transformative quality of Knausgård’s project. 
July 6, 2017
Our Pelin Kivrak has won a national fiction award in Turkey with her first book manuscript. The  2017 Yaşar Nabi Nayır Short Story Award is annually given to an unpublished book by a young writer. The book’s title is “There is Possibility in Nothingness”, and it will be released by the end of this calendar year. Congratulations, Pelin!
May 1, 2017
Dearest Mary Jane,   My warmest congratulations on your 45th anniversary at Yale! Words cannot express how grateful and honored I am to be working with you. Your experience, wisdom, and genuine care makes everything else possible in the department. All of us, and Yale as an institution, are so lucky to have you.   Martin Hagglund
April 25, 2017
 Yale University’s Program of Judaic Studies and the Department of Comparative Literature Present the Yale Annual Seminar on Modern Hebrew Literature and Jewish Literatures ___________###___________ MIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION IN MODERN HEBREW LITERATURE AND JEWISH LITERATURES WEDNESDAY, MAY 10 10:30 am Professor Chana Kronfeld, UC Berkeley Keynote: Migration and Immigration in Modern Hebrew Literature 1:00 pm Professor Adam Rovner, University of Denver American Jewish Literature 3:30 pm ...
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