October 2015 News

October 26, 2015
Ayesha Ramachandran, Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Director of Graduate Studies, in October published her book The Worldmakers with University of Chicago Press. The interdisciplinary study investigates the transformation of the concept of “the world” in a variety of 16th and 17th century thinkers in fields ranging from cartography to poetry to natural philosophy. Through the lens of the self-conscious shaping of the concept “the world,” Ramachandran explores the early modern...
October 1, 2015
Carol Jacobs, Birgit Baldwin Professor of Comparative Literature and Professor of Germanic Language and Literature, in October published her new book Sebald’s Vision with Columbia University Press. The book, one of the first in English to consider comprehensively W.G. Sebald’s work, traces the concept of “vision” through Sebald’s novels, major essays, and interviews. Through considering Sebald’s unique intertextuality, Jacobs explores the relationship between Sebald’s moral claim about the...