Department News

April 30, 2018
Hartman Fellows Symposium on Holocaust TestimoniesSunday, May 6, 2018, 9-11:45 a.m. Sterling Memorial Library Hartman Fellows Symposium on Holocaust Testimonies  Scholars Sarah Garibov, Glenn Dynner, and Gabor Toth will present their research with the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies. Garibov and Dynner are annotating a new critical edition series for testimonies. Toth is developing new digital tools for analyzing thousands of hours of testimony transcripts. Sterling...
April 5, 2018
Read about the Martin Hägglund project
March 7, 2018
For many of us, self-reflection marks the turn of the new year, namely in the form of resolution-making. But few of us ever stop to consider, “What exactly is the ‘self’ I am trying to improve?” A new Yale humanities course, “Selfhood, Race, Class, and Gender” — or simply, the Self Class — is committed to answering the question: What is the “self” anyway? Marta Figlerowicz, professor of comparative literature and English, and Ayesha Ramachandran, professor of comparative literature, are co-...
March 7, 2018
Announcing the existence of a new magazine of literature and criticism, Mitos Magazín. It contains short stories, essays, poetry, criticism, etc. The magazine is focused on the Americas and committed to publishing work in all of the languages of the Americas. It owes its existence primarily to three students in the department: Vanessa Gubbins, Maru Pabón and Camila Vélez. It was partly sponsored by the Yale Program in Ethnicity, Race and Migration. Please have a look at the website, www....
February 20, 2018
YALE UNIVERSITY’S COMPARATIVE LITERATURE GRADUATE CONFERENCE March 2-3, 2018 Whitney Humanities Center, Room 208 53 Wall Street, New Haven, CT Friday, March 2nd 1:00 Welcome Reception & Introductory Remarks 1:30-3:00 Panel 1: Theorizing the Commons 3:15-4:45 Panel 2: (Un)common Everyday Saturday, March 3rd 11:00-12:30 Panel 3: Contested Commons 1:30-3:00 Panel 4: Common places 3:15-4:45 Panel 5: Performing in Common We are grateful to the support of our sponsors: The Departments of...
January 17, 2018
Emily Apter, New York University “Theorizing in Untranslatables” Thursday, February 15 6:00pm The Comparative Literature Library Bingham Hall, 8th Floor
November 30, 2017
New initiative at Yale seeks to answer the question: What is the internet? By Bess Connolly Martell One of the goals — and challenges — of “Internet Cultures,” a new teaching and learning initiative on campus, is to explore the unknown and unknowable. In fact, the term “internet cultures” often ends up in quotation marks because it is so malleable, according to Yale faculty members Marijeta Bozovic and Marta Figlerowicz, the co-organizers of the initiative. The initiative, explain the...