Department News

September 26, 2023
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August 22, 2023
In Exiled Shadow, Norman Manea creates a vibrant mosaic of voices, sources, and stories, to tell the story of the protagonist, known only as the Nomadic Misanthrope, as he leaves communist Romania and is reunited with his friend Gunther, an unrepentant Marxist exiled in Berlin.  In a Q&A with Yale University Press, Carla Baricz talks about how she came to work with Norman Manea, her passion for literature, and the power it has, and what she hopes readers will take away from Manea’s work.  
August 7, 2023
To make the Bingham Library more useful to Comparative Literature graduate students and faculty, and determine exactly what books are held there, an inventory of the library’s holdings is underway.  The space has been cleaned, and surplus furniture removed. Plans are in place for acquiring a printer, folding chairs, and other supplies and equipment to maximize the use of the library as a study and meeting place. During the cleaning, Katie Trumpener discovered treasures in the form of old...
July 31, 2023
The Comparative Literature Library at Bingham Hall was recently the recipient of a private collection of Russian-language literature. Coordinated by Professor John MacKay, the generous donation comes from the family of Irena Golubchikov (1960-2022). The collection of approximately 100 books will be inventoried and made available for use by Comparative Literature students, with a plaque and bookplates noting their origin. Pictured: Suvij Sudershan who has been conducting an inventory of Bingham...
May 19, 2023
For Comparative Literature major Alaman Diadhiou, Yale is where he could be all he chose.  
May 9, 2023
The Department of Comparative Literature is very happy to share the wonderful news that Jing Tsu’s book Kingdom of Characters was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize! We congratulate her on this great and well-deserved honor. 
April 20, 2023
Professor Robyn Creswell’s English translation of Iman Mersal’s The Threshold is a finalist for the Griffin Poetry Prize. The Threshold was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in October and has received many enthusiastic reviews. From the Judges citation: “The Threshold by Iman Mersal is a powerful collection of poetry that dissects the fluid architecture of identity, hidden memory, and language.”