Department News

February 25, 2021
Please join us in congratulating Lital Abazon, who has been awarded ACLA’s A. Owen Aldridge Prize for Best Essay by a Graduate Student in Comparative Literature for 2021. Lital receives this prestigious award for her essay “’A Nonpeaceful Coexistence’: The Plight of 1960’s Bilingual Literary Journals in Morocco and Israel,” which will be published in Comparative Literature Studies.
January 21, 2021
Please join in for the launch of a special issue of MLN: Comparative Literature (2021) in Celebration of David Quint. Featuring fourteen essays from David’s former students, the issue brings together exciting new work in Classics, Comparative Literature, and English and models future directions in the study of early modern literature. Join us for a presentation of the volume, toasts, fond memories—and even some virtual games! Thursday, 28 January 2021 5pm EST Please contact the department for...
December 14, 2020
*Update* This is the story as printed in YaleToday. Nyuol Matiok, PhD candidate made Forbes 30 under 30 list. Nyuol Lueth Tong, who immigrated to the U.S. from South Sudan, cofounded and serves as editor-in-chief of the Bare Life Review, a literary magazine that exclusively features the work of immigrant and refugee authors and was a 2019 finalist for the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses’ Firecracker Award for best new magazine.
September 4, 2020
“Are you a Yale undergraduate student interested in attending graduate school or professional school? The Yale Graduate-Undergraduate Mentorship Initiative invites you to browse our Mentor database, which pairs Yale undergraduate students with postdoc, graduate student, and professional student mentors in a wide range of fields. So far, the Initiative has recruited more than 150 mentors in almost every professional school/graduate school department at Yale.   An experienced mentor can make all...
September 1, 2020
We are pleased to announce that our very own Ayten Tartici has been awarded the 2020 American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Emerging Voices Fellowship. In response to the severe economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,  the program is designed to identify and assist a vanguard of scholars whose voices, perspectives, and broad visions will strengthen institutions of higher education and humanistic disciplines in the years to come. Ayten will spend the 2020-21 academic year as a...
August 20, 2020
Are you a Yale graduate/professional school student or postdoctoral fellow at Yale interested in mentoring an undergraduate? The Yale Graduate-Undergraduate Mentorship Initiative invites you to submit a profile to our database to pair Yale undergraduate students with postdoc, graduate student, and professional student mentors from a wide range of fields.   We hope that through these valuable mentorship relationships, mentors will be able to impart valuable advice onto curious, driven...
August 12, 2020
We are proud to announce Shaj Mathew has won the New Literary History’s 2020 Ralph Cohen Prize. Click here to read the announcement. Shaj is elated and starts his new position as an Assistant Professor of English this fall at Trinity University, San Antonio. Cheers to you Shaj!