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:...
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...
with Classical Antiquity
in Latin America
A Humanities/ Humanity Workshop
at Yale University
Whitney Humanities Center
Moira Fradinger (Comparative Literature) · Emily Greenwood (Classics & African American Studies) ·
Leslie Harkema (Spanish & Portuguese) · George Syrimis (Hellenic Studies)
Participants: Francisco Barrenechea (University of Maryland, USA) · Aníbal Biglieri (University of
Kentucky, USA) · Elina Miranda Cancela (Universidad...
Professor Moira Fradinger will be the inaugural visiting lecturer at Stanford sponsored by the Latin American perspectives fellowship (April 2018)
Professor Fradinger will also be a visiting professor at the Dahlem Center of the Freie Universitat in Berlin this coming summer.
THE DEPARTMENT OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
Aamir R. Mufti
Professor of Comparative Literature
“’We to Whom Prayer is a Custom Forgotten’: Secular Theologies in Faiz Ahmed Faiz”
Monday, October 9th, 4 pm
The Comparative Literature Library
Old Campus, Bingham Hall
Reception to Follow
Karl Ove Knausgård’s My Struggle has been widely celebrated, and the English speaking world is now awaiting the translation of the sixth and final volume, itself more than a thousand pages long. Drawing on the original Norwegian, Professor Martin Hägglund presents a reading of My Struggle as a whole, pursuing the existential stakes, philosophical implications, and transformative quality of Knausgård’s project.
Our Pelin Kivrak has won a national fiction award in Turkey with her first book manuscript. The 2017 Yaşar Nabi Nayır Short Story Award is annually given to an unpublished book by a young writer. The book’s title is “There is Possibility in Nothingness”, and it will be released by the end of this calendar year. Congratulations, Pelin!