Department News

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...
October 23, 2017
Encounters with Classical Antiquity in Latin America A Humanities/ Humanity Workshop at Yale University October 27-29, 2017 Whitney Humanities Center Yale Conveners: 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...
October 23, 2017
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.
September 26, 2017
THE DEPARTMENT OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE presents Aamir R. Mufti Professor of Comparative Literature UCLA “’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 8th Floor Reception to Follow
September 5, 2017
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. 
July 6, 2017
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 The  2017 Yaşar Nabi Nayır Short Story Award is annually given to an unpublished book by a young writer.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!
May 1, 2017
Dearest Mary Jane,   My warmest congratulations on your 45th anniversary at Yale! Words cannot express how grateful and honored I am to be working with you. Your experience, wisdom, and genuine care makes everything else possible in the department. All of us, and Yale as an institution, are so lucky to have you.   Martin Hagglund