Comp Lit Students Win Dissertation Fellowships

Congratulations to Xingming Wang, who has been awarded a Mellon Dissertation Fellowship, and to Sneha Khaund, the winner of a Bevier Dissertation Fellowship. They will hold these fellowships during the 2024-25 academic year. Xingming and Sneha follow in the footsteps of Thato Magano (Bevier Dissertation Fellowship in 2022-23), Yuanqiu Jiang (Bevier Dissertation Fellowship for 2023-24), and Milan Reynolds (CCA Fellowship for 2023-24). Comp Lit is justly proud of our students' recognition!

Three Dissertations Defended in Spring 2024!

Comp Lit congratulates our latest PhDs on the successful defense of their dissertations: Rudrani Gangopadhyay for "The Spectral Urban: Visualizing the Indian Metropolis"; María Elizabeth Rodríguez Beltrán for "Below the Surface of Blackness: Negrura and Communality in the Spanish-, French-, and English-Speaking Caribbean";  and Mònica Tomàs White for "Literature and the Cosmopolitical Imagination: Reading with Others for Ecological Justice." Exceptional work by exceptional students!

2024 Gnarra Family Fellowship in Comparative Literature

The Program in Comparative Literature is pleased to announce that Milan Reynolds is this year's recipient of the Gnarra Family Fellowship in Comparative Literature. The award,  generously established by Comparative Literature alumna Dr. Irene E. Gnarra, is awarded to one or more doctoral candidates in Comparative Literature at Rutgers who are "preparing a dissertation that involves translating a literary work [or literary materials] into English." This year, the faculty committee recognizes the w...

Comp Lit Students Win Dissertation Awards!

Congratulations to Paulina Barrios, selected as a Dissertation Fellow at the Rutgers Center for Cultural Analysis; to Thato Magano, who received a University and Bevier Dissertation Fellowship; and to Yuanqiu Jiang, the winner of a Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange--Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. They will hold these awards during the 2022-23 academic year.

Comp Lit Celebrates Our Recent PhDs!

Congratulations to all!   Virginia L. Conn Dissertation: The Body Politic: Socialist Science Fiction and the Embodied State Committee: Anindita Banerjee (Cornell), *Andrew Parker, Song Weijie, Wang Xiaojue Lidia Levkovitch Dissertation: Blurred Boundaries: Negotiating Normativity in Late Soviet and Early Post-Soviet Narratives about Alcohol Committee: Edyta Bojanowska (Yale), Mark Lipovetsky (Columbia), Andrew Parker, *Emily Van Buskirk Qingfeng Nie Dissertation: Ordering Urban Space in Luoyang, 6...

Teaching Practices in the Era of BLM Symposium

The Program in Comparative Literature and the Rutgers Advanced Institute for Critical Caribbean Studies sponsored a student-led event on February 5th, 2021, under the title “Teaching Practices in the Era of BLM.” The event, organized by María Elizabeth Rodríguez Beltrán, Paulina Barrios, Mònica Tomás, Milan Reynolds, and Amanda González Izquierdo was attended by more than 100 people. We were honored to have Dr. Carolyn Ureña, a Comparative Literature alumnus and now Assistant Dean for Advising a...

Recent Graduates Begin New Teaching Positions

Our 2020-2021 PhDs will soon be teaching on three continents! Congratulations to ... Gabriele Lazzari Lecturer in Contemporary Literature University of Surrey (UK) Qingfeng Nie Assistant Professor of Chinese Language and Literature New Era University College University (Malaysia) Jeong Eun "Annabel" We Assistant Professor of Asian Languages and Cultures Northwestern University

Congratulations to Our Prize-Winning Students!

Gabriel Bámgbóṣé has won an ACLS/Mellon Dissertation Fellowship for 2021-2022; Paulina Barrios will hold a Rutgers Graduate Public Humanities Internship for Summer 2021; Rudrani Gangopadhyay received a Mellon Dissertation Fellowship for 2021-2022; Thato Magano has begun a dual-doctorate ("cotutelle") program at Leiden University; Bernie Mendoza will be a Postdoctoral Research Associate for 2021-2022 at the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women at Brown University; Mònica Tomàs was se...

Critical Theory in the Global South Initiative Concludes Spring 2022

The Rutgers Program in Comparative Literature has been collaborating with the Autonomous National University of Mexico (UNAM). This five-year partnership, which began in 2018-19 with funding provided by the Mellon Foundation’s Critical Theory in the Global South initiative, supported reciprocal graduate workshops in Mexico City and New Brunswick, as well as the creation of a new interdisciplinary seminar, to be taught concurrently in Spring 2022, on “The University and Its Publics: North, South,...