Department News

April 9, 2021
On April 8, 2021 the Board of Trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation approved the awarding for Guggenheim Fellowships to a diverse group of 184 artists, writers, scholars, and scientists. (See the full list here.) These exceptional candidates were chosen through a rigorous peer-review process from almost 3,000 applicants. Created in 1925 by Senator Simon and Olga Guggenheim in memory of their son John Simon Guggenheim, the Foundation has offered fellowships to exceptional...
March 15, 2021
Martin Hägglund responds to the debates about his book This Life in Los Angeles Review of Books. Read the essay here:
February 25, 2021
Please join us in congratulating Lital Abazon, who has been awarded ACLA’s A. Owen Aldridge Prize for Best Essay by a Graduate Student in Comparative Literature for 2021. Lital receives this prestigious award for her essay “’A Nonpeaceful Coexistence’: The Plight of 1960’s Bilingual Literary Journals in Morocco and Israel,” which will be published in Comparative Literature Studies.
January 21, 2021
Please join in for the launch of a special issue of MLN: Comparative Literature (2021) in Celebration of David Quint. Featuring fourteen essays from David’s former students, the issue brings together exciting new work in Classics, Comparative Literature, and English and models future directions in the study of early modern literature. Join us for a presentation of the volume, toasts, fond memories—and even some virtual games! Thursday, 28 January 2021 5pm EST Please contact the department for...
December 14, 2020
*Update* This is the story as printed in YaleToday. Nyuol Matiok, PhD candidate made Forbes 30 under 30 list. Nyuol Lueth Tong, who immigrated to the U.S. from South Sudan, cofounded and serves as editor-in-chief of the Bare Life Review, a literary magazine that exclusively features the work of immigrant and refugee authors and was a 2019 finalist for the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses’ Firecracker Award for best new magazine.
September 4, 2020
“Are you a Yale undergraduate student interested in attending graduate school or professional school? The Yale Graduate-Undergraduate Mentorship Initiative invites you to browse our Mentor database, which pairs Yale undergraduate students with postdoc, graduate student, and professional student mentors in a wide range of fields. So far, the Initiative has recruited more than 150 mentors in almost every professional school/graduate school department at Yale.   An experienced mentor can make all...
September 1, 2020
We are pleased to announce that our very own Ayten Tartici has been awarded the 2020 American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Emerging Voices Fellowship. In response to the severe economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,  the program is designed to identify and assist a vanguard of scholars whose voices, perspectives, and broad visions will strengthen institutions of higher education and humanistic disciplines in the years to come. Ayten will spend the 2020-21 academic year as a...