November 2017 News

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...
November 29, 2017
The Department of Comparative Literature is welcoming back Professor Pericles Lewis in his new role as Vice President for Global Strategy, Deputy Provost for International Affairs and Professor of Comparative Literature. This is his viewpoint as shared with the Yale Daily News: LEWIS: Lessons from Yale-NUS Pericles Lewis Oct 10, 2017 Guest Columnist Please allow me to introduce myself. After spending 14 years as a literature professor at Yale, I left New Haven in 2012 to become president of...
November 27, 2017
Five Yale faculty members have been awarded book prizes by the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale. Three faculty members received the Gaddis Smith International Book Prize for best first book: Ayesha Ramachandran, assistant professor of comparative literature, for “The Worldmakers: Global Imaging in Early Modern Europe” (The University of Chicago Press, 2015); William Rankin, assistant professor of the history of science, for “After the Map:...
November 14, 2017
Dr. Marta Figlerowicz, jointly appointed in the departments of English and Comparative Literature, has been named a recipient of the 2017 Poorvu Family Award for Interdisciplinary Teaching. Her innovative courses are notably interdisciplinary in focus, dealing with the novel, film, poetry, and new media, always from a comparative perspective and illuminated by multiple theoretical fields and philosophical traditions.  She teaches widely—from Literature 120: Introduction to Narrative, Joyce...