Department News

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
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...