Comparative Literature

comparative literature

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  
January 31, 2014
When: February 27, 2014 What time: 3:30 pm Where: 2212B Benjamin Building
January 23, 2014
Saturday, February 1st 7pm - 11pm
November 25, 2013
Check out the Fall 2013 edition of Bywords here:
August 19, 2013
Join the Kluge Center and the Geography & Map Division on Thursday, September 5, from 12-1 pm at the Whittall Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, for this conversation.
September 1, 2011
On Thursday, September 15, 2011, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, join the Classics Faculty Seminar as Judith Hallett presents a paper, "Autobiography in Fiction, Gender and Failure in Ancient Roman Love Elegiac Poetry." Jane Donawerth will give a response. Tawes 2115.
March 29, 2011
The US Latina/o Studies Program and the American Studies Department present "Immigration, the American City, and American Literature," Thursday, April 7, 2011, from 2 to 3:30 pm in the Benjamin Banneker Room in the Stamp Student Union. A reception follows the talk.
January 25, 2011
The Jospeh and Rebecca Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies announces a lecture, "What Type of Lamb does Isaiah 53 Describe?" by Jeremy Schipper, on Monday, January 31, 2011, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm in 0142 Holzapfel Hall.This event is free and open to the publich. To RSVP for a complimentary lunch, or for more information, contact
October 26, 2010
The Comparative Literature Program and the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures announce the following seminar on Comparative Studies: Haiti: Literature and Ideology.
March 14, 2014
Win a free iTunes gift card! Play Sound+ Bingo by listening to sounds that will be played in Tawes Hall on the television monitor in the lobby during the week leading up to the conference. Write the date you hear the sound on the corresponding square. Get five in a row (horizontal, vertical, or diagonal) to get Bingo! Turn in your completed Bingo sheets at the Sound+ registration table in Tawes Hall. Winners will be entered into a drawing for an iTunes gift card on Saturday March 29th! 
March 13, 2014
Professor Jason Rudy and his students traveled to New Zealand from December 29 to January 13 for the winterterm course, New Zealand: Literature and Culture. 
January 31, 2014
When: February 27, 2014 What time: 3:30 pm Where: 2212B Benjamin Building
January 28, 2014
Submit a copy of your syllabus for Spring 2014 before your scheduled session starts!
January 28, 2014
Professor Merle Collins is an activist in local and Caribbean communities, starting Carivision Community Theatre and helping to restore the damaged library on the island of Grenada.
November 12, 2013
Stephen Rojcewicz, a PhD student in Comparative Literature, has recently published the following: Essay-Review of The Analyst’s Ear and the Critic’s Eye, in the Journal of Phenomenological Psychology 44: 273-279, 2013. Congratulations, Stephen! 
September 20, 2013
Apply by 4 October 2013 for funding to support academic programming during the 2013-2014 and the 2014-2015 academic years.
September 19, 2013
An alumnus of the department, Bill Dunlap has enjoyed sucess in the field of visual art. 
September 11, 2013
Submit a copy of your syllabus for Fall 2013 before your scheduled session starts!
August 1, 2013
Carla Peterson's most recent article, "Black Elites and the Draft Riots," supports this effort to trace the Civil War with historical assessments, contemporary accounts, diaries, and images.