Lectures and Conferences

Comp Lit in Dialogue Spring 2015 Graduate Seminar and Conference : April 23 - 24, 2015

Comparative Literature in Dialogue Spring 2015 Graduate Seminar and Conference


AMESALL Distinguished Lecture Presentation by Aamir Mufti, Comparative Literature, UCLA: September 17, 2014

AMESALL Distinguished Lecture Series Co-sponsored by the Program in Comparative Literature

Professor Aamir Mufti, Comparative Literature, UCLA
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Reception to Follow
Alexander Library, 4th floor
Teleconference Lecture Hall
College Avenue Campus


A Conversation with Eric Hayot: March 25, 2014

"A Conversation with Eric Hayot:
Literature, World, and Data" 

5:30 to 7pm, Comparative Literature Seminar Room (195 College Avenue).

Professor Hayot (Comparative Literature, Penn State University) will be discussing issues that are central to comparative literary study today: literary "worldedness," the possibilities of global history, and the kind of data that literature is or may aspire to be.

The current President of the American Comparative Literature Association, Professor Hayot has published widely on comparative literary modernisms and on East/West cultural relations. He is the author of Chinese Dreams (2004), The Hypothetical Mandarin: Sympathy, Modernity, and Chinese Pain (2009), and On Literary Worlds (2012), among many other works.

Professor Hayot will refer to two short documents: the Introduction to On Literary Worlds (request a pdf at acparker@rci.rutgers.edu) and the text of a talk from January's MLA Conference (http://arcade.stanford.edu/content/what-data-literary-studies-1).

A reception will follow the seminar; both are open to the public, students and faculty.


SAVE THE DATE: Comparative Literature in Dialogue

Comparative Literature - Comparative Media
"Comparative Literature in Dialogue"
Thursday, April 4, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Alexander Library Teleconference Lecture Hall
169 College Avenue New Brunswick, NJ

The Rutgers University Program in Comparative Literature is pleased to announce a one-day conference on the theme “Comparative Literature/Comparative Media.”  The conference will feature talks by six internationally-acclaimed scholars who work across the disciplinary boundaries separating literary from media studies.  Comparative literature and its relation to film, graphic narrative, media history, music, and new media art will be among the topics to be explored.  Speakers include Hillary Chute (Chicago), Lisa Gitelman (NYU), Andrew Johnston (Amherst), Lutz Koepnick (Washington University in St. Louis), Timothy Murray (Cornell), and Frances Negrón-Muntaner (Columbia).  Members of the Rutgers Comparative Literature faculty will be discussants.  

Reception following event!

New Feelings: Power and Aesthetics Today -- with Steven Shaviro

Flyer thumb February 1st , 2012
Teleconference Lecture Hall, 4th Floor, Alexander Library
4:30 p.m.

Steven Shaviro, DeRoy Professor of English at Wayne State University, holds a Ph.D. from Yale University. His work has been influential in reshaping approaches to both film analysis and media studies, by investigating cinema, popular culture and new technologies in relation to critical theory and recent evolutions in finance capitalism. His newest monograph is entitled /Post Cinematic Affect/ (2010).