Department News

November 4, 2019
Victoria Baena presented “La Normandie Merveilleuse: Between Novel Theory and Popular Aesthetics” at the 45th Annual Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium  at the Florida State University & The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. Where she won the Naomi Schor Prize for the best paper by a graduate student. Congratulations Victoria!
October 24, 2019
Please join us in congratulating Robyn Creswell on the review of his new book,  “City of Beginnings: Poetic Modernism in Beirut” in The New York Review of Books.
October 22, 2019
Please join us in congratulating Katerina Clark on being appointed as the B.E. Bensinger Professor of Comparative Literature and of Slavic Languages and Literatures. You can read about her prestigious appointment here: 
October 2, 2019
2019 MacArthur Fellow Emily Wilson, ‘01 PhD Classicist and Translator | Class of 2019 Bringing classical literature to new audiences in works that convey ancient texts’ relevance to our time and highlight the assumptions about social relations that underlie translation decisions. Title Classicist and Translator Affiliation Department of Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Portrait of Samuel Hodgkin
August 29, 2019
We are pleased to welcome Samuel Hodgkin to our department! We are all very excited that Professor Hodgkin is joining our faculty. Today you can read about the new, timely, and important course he is teaching in the spring on medieval world literature:
August 28, 2019
We are pleased to announce Jing Tsu’s appointment as the John M. Schiff Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature at Yale. You can read about Jing’s distinguished career and exciting work by clicking here. Congratulations!
August 2, 2019
Juliet Lapidos, Literature Major 2005 had a Gates Cambridge fellowship has published an academic novel. Talent by Juliet Lapidos ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2019 — LitHub, The Millions, Thrillist, Entertainment Weekly   In this “deliciously funny, sharp, and sincere (Helen Oyeyemi)” debut, a young graduate student writing about–and desperately searching for–inspiration stumbles upon it in the unlikeliest of places. Anna Brisker is a twenty-nine-year-old graduate student in...