Department News

February 11, 2019
A profound, original, and accessible book that offers a new secular vision of how we can lead our lives. Ranging from fundamental existential questions to the most pressing social issues of our time, This Life shows why our commitment to freedom and democracy should lead us beyond both religion and capitalism. In this groundbreaking book, the philosopher Martin Hägglund challenges our received notions of faith and freedom. The faith we need to cultivate, he argues, is not a religious faith in...
“Aeneas Flees Burning Troy,” by Federico Barocci (1598). Via Wikimedia Commons.
December 7, 2018
Please read this article published by YaleNews celebrating our own Professor David Quint. https://news.yale.edu/2018/12/07/yale-renaissance-scholar-takes-ancient-literary-works-21st-century
December 5, 2018
We are delighted to share news of the grand honor bestowed upon Dudley Andrew, R. Seldon Rose Professor of Comparative Literature and Professor of Film Studies and our first combined Comparative Literature and Film Studies doctoral student Anne Kern ’07. The event was held Wednesday, December 5th. Anne Kern is presently an Associate Professor of Film and Cinema Studies, and dean at Purchase College State University of New York. She has been named Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres....
October 26, 2018
The need to design large-scale frameworks for organizing the data explosion of the digital age is perhaps the central problem facing interdisciplinary research in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences today. A team at Yale proposes to confront this problem by examining how large bodies of data have been managed, analyzed, disseminated, and made legible both in the past and in the present. The two-year project, titled “The Order of Multitudes: Atlas, Encyclopedia, Museum,” has received...
October 18, 2018
We are pleased to announce that on October 15–Virgil’s birthday–David Quint was awarded the International Virgil Prize in Mantua, Italy. It is the highest prize offered annually to a distinguished scholar of Virgil.  Here is a link to the announcement, along with  another to the article that came out in the local Mantua paper: http://www.mantova2018.it/it-ww/premio-internazionale-virgilio.aspx http://gazzettadimantova.gelocal.it/tempo-libero/2018/10/15/news/premio-vergilius-a...
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