Department News

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
April 25, 2017
 Yale University’s Program of Judaic Studies and the Department of Comparative Literature Present the Yale Annual Seminar on Modern Hebrew Literature and Jewish Literatures ___________###___________ MIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION IN MODERN HEBREW LITERATURE AND JEWISH LITERATURES WEDNESDAY, MAY 10 10:30 am Professor Chana Kronfeld, UC Berkeley Keynote: Migration and Immigration in Modern Hebrew Literature 1:00 pm Professor Adam Rovner, University of Denver American Jewish Literature 3:30 pm ...
March 27, 2017
Yale Comparative Literature Open Forum presents:  Prof. Marc Caplan (Judaic Studies) “An Overture to Modernism: Georg Büchner, Karl-Emil Franzos, and the Evolution of Alban Berg’s Wozzeck.” This lecture will discuss the textual history of Georg Büchner’s posthumous dramatic fragment Woyzeck, from its first publication in the 1870s, forty years after Büchner’s death, to its theatrical debut just before World War I, to its transformation into Alban Berg’s first opera, ...
March 27, 2017
YALE UNIVERSITY THE DEPARTMENT OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE PRESENTS Joshua Landy Andrew B. Hammond Professor of French and Comparative Literature Stanford University “In Praise of Depth: or, How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Hidden” Monday, March 27, 5 pm The Comparative Literature Library Old Campus, Bingham Hall 8th Floor Reception to Follow
February 3, 2017
Princeton University has acquired Professor Roberto González Echevarría’s collection of correspondence with Spanish, Latin American, and French writers of note.  It will be in Princeton University’s Firestone Library under his name. The collection is titled: Roberto González Echevarría Collection on Severo Sarduy and Other Latin American Writers. Read more about the collection. “Roberto González Echevarría is a Cuban-born critic and Sterling Professor of Hispanic and Comparative Literature at...