Comparative Literature

comparative literature


February 14, 2017
MITH and the AADHUM initiative warmly invite your participation in the annual conference of the Society for Textual Scholarship, to be held on campus, May 26 - June 2. The deadline for proposals is February 26.
November 22, 2016
Jhumpa Lahiri will  visit The Mercatus Center at George Mason University on Monday, December 5 at 6:00 PM in Founders Hall Auditorium.
November 18, 2016
The next meeting of the Washington Area Group for Print Culture Studies 2016-2017 series will take place on Friday, November 18th, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the Rosenwald Room (LJ 205), 2nd floor, Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress. Drs. Holly Peppe and Tim Jackson will  discuss their recent edited collection: Selected Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay: An Annotated Edition.”
November 1, 2016
The Opening Reception for The Stamp Gallery's latest exhibiton Black Maths is Free and Open to the Public and will take place Tuesday, November 1 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
October 27, 2016
The Tournées Film Festival will run from October 27 to December 8 at the Old Greenbelt Theatre. Films will be shown every Thursday (with the exception of 11/24), followed by a guest lecture from a UMD Professor. For more information click here.
September 4, 2014
Writer/editor Frank Stewart and scholar/translator Katsunori Yamazato will read from the MANOA special feature "Living Spirit: Literature and Resurgence in Okinawa" and participate in a moderated discussion with poet Brenda Shaughnessy. This event is free and open to the public. Location: Mumford Room, James Madison Building (sixth floor) Contact: (202) 707-5394
April 25, 2014
UMD has officially joined the Committee on Institutional Collaboration (CIC) as a part of its broader integration with the Big Ten. Nearly every member institution offers a department or program in linguistics or speech-language pathology. We have invited a speaker from each CIC institution to speak to what extent can theoretical research inform experimental practice, and vice versa? In particular, we have invited speakers from two major focuses of CIC language science research: prosody and language acquisition. This event is funded in part by your Graduate Student Activities Fee and is therefore open to the entire Graduate Student Community.
April 4, 2014
The deadline for submission is May 1, 2014. The prize carries an award of $500. Announcement of winner will be made by mid May. If you have any questions, please direct them to the Director of Comparative Literature, Sheila Jelen (
April 1, 2014
Thursday April 3, 4:00-5:30 PMMcKeldin Library, Room 6137Special Events Room  


February 23, 2017
Sara Wilder, who is currently completing her Ph.D. at Ohio State University, will be joining us this fall. 
January 25, 2017
Matthew Kirschenbaum was featured in Terp magazine. The article focuses on Kirschenbaum's extensive work on word processing and can be read here.
January 19, 2017
Harold Jerome Herman, who taught in the English Department for more than three decades, died on December 12, 2016, at the Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, after a brief illness. He was 87 years old.
January 4, 2017
The Modern Language Association's Annual Convention is being held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from January 5th through the 8th. Those presenting from the Department include faculty members and graduate students.
December 1, 2016
Sangeeta Ray participated in 2 conferences, the EI and the NWSA. Her review of three South Asian novels can be found here. She also got reelected to the Supervisory Board of the EI
November 30, 2016
David Wyatt's publication Hemingway, Style, and the Art of Emotion (2015) was recently reviewed by Scott Donaldson in The Hemingway Review. Donaldson praises David's book, proclaiming that it is, "the best book of criticism on Earnest Hemingway I have ever read."
November 29, 2016
Elizabeth Papazian and Caroline Eades served as editors of The Essay Film: Dialogue, Politics, Utopia published by Wallflower Press (2016), which features writing from several UMD faculty members.
November 29, 2016
This semester we hosted an Open House for University staff and displayed some of the interesting material found within our collection.
November 16, 2016
Bringing together words, phrases, poems, passages, and more...
November 16, 2016
Jamison Kantor, a lecturer in English, recently published a scholarly article in Nineteenth-Century Literature called "'Say What is Honor:' Wordsworth and the Value of Honor." His forthcoming review essay "In-House Imperialism" will appear this Winter in Nineteenth-Century Studies.

Upcoming Events

Tue Feb 28

6:30 PM

Tue Mar 7

2:00 PM
Room 2115, Tawes Hall

Mon Mar 13

Tue Mar 14

3:00 PM
Room 2115, Tawes Hall

Tue Mar 28

3:30 PM

Fri Mar 31

1:00 PM
Room TBA, Library of Congress, Hispanic Division

Thu Apr 6

9:00 AM
2115 Tawes Hall & Ulrich Recital Hall, 1121 Tawes Hall

Fri Apr 7

9:00 AM
2115 Tawes Hall & Ulrich Recital Hall, 1121 Tawes Hall
1:30 PM
The University of Maryland Center for Art and Knowledge at The Phillips Collection

Tue Apr 11

2:00 PM
Room 2115, Tawes Hall

Fri Apr 28

11:00 AM
The Michelle Smith Collaboratory, 4213 Art-Sociology Building

Sat Apr 29

10:00 AM

Tue May 2

2:00 PM
Room 2115, Tawes Hall

Thu May 4

3:30 PM