Department News

February 2, 2022
Jing Tsu (link is external), the John M. Schiff Professor of East Asian Studies & Comparative Literature at Yale University, will contribute to coverage of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony on NBC and Peacock, as well as NBC’s first night of primetime coverage on Thursday, Feb. 3.  For more information on coverage of the Olympic Games, please click here (link is external) (link is external).
December 22, 2021
The international journal Historical Materialism: Research in Critical Marxist Theory has published a 34-page review essay on Martin Hägglund’s book This Life, entitled “The Lives of Marx: Hägglund and Marx’s Philosophy after Pippin and Postone.” Read it here:
September 13, 2021
In the face of Poland’s escalating anti-LGBTQ legislation, Prof. Marta Figlerowicz–the country’s first openly non-binary public intellectual–recently published an extended interview in Polityka, the largest-circulation Polish political weekly. The interview follows upon her many previous essays as well as radio, TV, and digital media commentaries on Eastern European gender politics and norms.
August 24, 2021
Professor Martin Hägglund was interviewed by The Philosopher, the longest-running public philosophy journal in the UK, for the special issue devoted to his book This Life: See article here.
June 4, 2021
The 2020/21 Academic Year was challenging. We did not have Spring Break, we missed being close to each other, and had to meet in little boxes on Zoom. But in spite of it all, our students continued to show up for classes even while dispersed in time zones across the world, still read and engaged and thought and wrote. Their passion for literary study energized faculty who chafed behind computer screens. It is therefore with especial delight that we want to celebrate our graduating seniors and...
May 13, 2021
Congratulations to Professor Martin Hägglund on being appointed Birgit Baldwin Professor of Comparative Literature and Humanities, see the story here.
April 14, 2021
The Soros Foundation announced the new Paul & Daisy Soros Fellows for 2021-2022.  Congratulations to our very own Nikolas Oktaba for being honored with this distinction! See his bio here.