BEN. SIFUENTES-JÁUREGUI, Professor of American Studies and Comparative Literature has just received the Warren I. Susman award for Excellence in Teaching in 2013
Congratulations to the following faculty:
KAREN BISHOP was appointed Assistant Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature
EDYTA BOJANOWSKA received the 2013-2014 ACLS Burkhardt Fellowship and will spend the year in residence at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton
ANDREW PARKER was appointed Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Rutgers
RICHARD SERRANO was promoted to Professor I in French
JANET WALKER received the SAS award for Distinction in Contributions to Undergraduate Education, Professor Category
PAOLA GAMBAROTA received tenure and was promoted to Associate Professor of Italian
MARTHA HELFER was promoted to Professor I in German
Graduate Student AwardsComparative Literature is proud of
TARA COLEMAN, winner of a 2012 Mellon Summer Research Grant;
BEN DE WITTE, winner of a Pre-Dissertation Travel Grant;
CAROLINE GODART, winner of a 2012-2013 Bevier Fellowship;
MARIA KAGER, winner of a 2012-2013 Mellon Dissertation Fellowship; also awarded the International James Joyce Foundation Fritz Senn Award to attend the XXIIIrd International James Joyce Symposium at Trininty University, Dublin
ALESSIO LERRO, winner of Bevier Fellowship for his dissertation "From baroque Chiaroscuro to Romantic Sublime: Images, Writing and Subjectivity in Tesauro, Vico, and Novalis"
MATTHEW MANGOLD, winner of of a Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study Advanced Russian at the KORA Center in Vladimir, Russia;
ENMANUEL MARTINEZ, winner of the 2012 Ford Foundation Fellowship, Predoctoral Competition;
JENNIFER RATERMAN, winner of 2012-2013 Mellon Dissertation Fellowship;
CAROLYN UREÑA, winner for Best Essay in a graduate seminar in the Department of German Studies;
The Graduate Program in Comparative Literature
The Graduate Program in Comparative Literature offers an opportunity for talented, original, and dedicated students to work with and think through a variety of questions related to texts. Transcending national and linguistic boundaries, and drawing on a richly diverse faculty, the program aims at helping students construct and analyze the field of textual relations that underlies literary concepts such as genre, theory, movement, and canon. Areas of particular importance, in this respect, are literary theory, the social history of literary and cultural production, comparative East-West poetics, and the relationship of literature with other fields. Beyond the provinces of academic specialization, however, it is the very distinction between literary and nonliterary discourses that is ultimately put in question, and thus redefined, throughout a curriculum which, while carefully constructed, allows students the freedom to develop their own course of study.
The faculty's diversity and commitment to the program's enterprise create a uniquely stimulating and innovative intellectual environment. Accordingly, the program seeks students who will develop modes and lines of inquiry that traverse conventionally defined national, disciplinary, ethnic, and sexual categories.
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