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Faculty Spotlight

NEWS FLASH: We thank Elin Diamond, Professor of English, for 6 great years of service as Graduate Director/Chair of Comparative Literature and we welcome Michael Levine, Professor of German and Comparative Literature, as new Graduate Director/Chair. We welcome back Professor Jorge Marcone to a second 3-year term as Undergraduate Director

Congratulations to the following faculty:

EDYTA BOJANOWSKA has received the 2013-2014 ACLS Burkhardt Fellowship and will spend the year in residence at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Her work in Comparative Literature was recently featured in the Rutgers article "Chekhov, Tolstoy, and Beyond".                                         MICHAEL G. LEVINE has published a book entitled "A Weak Messianic Power: Figures of a Time to Come in Benjamin, Derrida and Celan" (Fordham UP, 2013).                                                 SUSAN MARTIN-MÁRQUEZ, Professor of Spanish and Portuguese and Comparative Literature, has won National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for 2013-2014.
BEN. SIFUENTES-JÁUREGUI, Professor of American Studies and Comparative Literature, has received the Warren I. Susman award for Excellence in Teaching in 2013.

SPECIAL CONGRATULATIONS to MARILYN TANKIEWICZ, Administrative Assistant in Comparative Literature, who has won the Graduate School-New Brunswick Staff Excellence Award for 2013. Way to go, Marilyn!!

Graduate Student Spotlight

Comparative Literature congratulates DR. SHIRLI SELA-LEVAVI, who successfully defended her dissertation entitled "Guests in their Own Homes: Homecoming, Memory and Authorship in A Guest for the Night by S.Y. Agnon and the Yash Novels by Jacob Glatstein".

Congratulations also to:

DR. ALESSIO LERRO, who successfully defended his dissertation entitled" From Baroque Allegory to Romantic Sublime: Writing, Images, and Subjectivity in Tesauro, Vico, and Novalis".                    DR. MARIA KAGER, who successfully defended her dissertation entitled "The Bilingual Imagination: Joyce, Beckett, Nabokov and the Making of Modern Fiction". Maria is also the winner of a fellowship from Carolus Magnus Fonds, a division of the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds of the Netherlands, and will use the Carolus Magnus fellowship to work on a book proposal and to write two more articles.
winner of an "associateship" in the workshop in Scholarly and Literary Translation from Slavic Languages as well as an Individualized Research Practicum through the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center at the University of Illinois.

Congratulations to all!


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Exit 9, The Rutgers Journal of Comparative Literature

Exit 9 is an academic journal published by graduate students of Comparative Literature.  From its inception in Autumn of 1993, Exit 9 has fostered discussions concerning the following issues and representations: literary, multicultural, multilingual, political, gender, racial, mythical, psychoanalytic, historical, and religious in literary studies and literature.

Guidelines for Submissions:

Exit 9 accepts articles in comparative studies on the literary and cultural ties between discourses. Submissions should follow MLA format (endnotes and complete bibliography) and should include a short biography (250 words) and current CV.

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Subscription Information:

Exit 9 is a nonprofit; all subscription proceeds go toward the cost of publishing future volumes of Exit 9.

Our Published Issues on Exit 9:

Vol. I: Literature and Cultural Transformation, 1993
Vol. II: Literature and Dissolution,
Vol. III: Theory and Politics, 1995-1996
Vol. IV: Remapping the Modern, 2002
Vol. V: Passages, 2003
Vol. VI: Reading Scars, 2004
Vol. VII: Dialogues, 2005
Vol. VIII: Jagged Edges, 2007
Vol. IX: Textuality and Terror, 2008
Volume X: Ways of Seeing, Ways of Reading, 2009
Vol. XI: Coming soon...

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