Davide Stimilli (University of Colorado at Boulder) will give two lectures, which should be of interest to scholars and students of cinema, literature, and art history:
"The Moment of the Face: Rembrandt, Aby Warburg and Orson Welles"
October 16, 4 p.m., Browsing Room, Knight Library
"The Size of Life: On Franz Kafka and Orson Welles"
October 17, 4 p.m., 115 Lawrence Hall
Davide Stimilli is associate professor of German and comparative literature at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has also held positions in Italian and comparative literary studies at Northwestern University and in comparative literature at the University of Puerto Rico. He has written extensively on Franz Kafka and Aby Warburg. He is author of The Face of Immortality: Physiognomy and Criticism, as well as Fisionomia di Kafka. He has edited a number of collections by and on Warburg and is currently completing a monograph on Kafka and Orson Welles. (Pictured: Orson Welles in The Trial)
The Department of Comparative Literature welcomes four new doctoral students this fall.
|Rachel Branson graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a double major in English and International Studies. She plans to focus on 19th century Russian literature and German. Her interests range from Soviet children's literature, fairy tales and socialist realism to theories of mimesis and prosaics, especially in the work of Lev Tolstoy.|
|Palita Chunsaengchan graduated from Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University with a major in French and a minor in Comparative Literature. She works in English, French, and Thai, and focuses on cultural and linguistic aspects of translation. She also has an interest in digital media and the connections between narrative space, subject formation, identity and posthumanism.|
|Zachary Hicks completed a double major in Philosophy and Russian at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His areas of interest span Russian literature of the 19th and 20th centuries, especially the works of Vladimir Nabokov and Lev Tolstoy, and modern literature in Spanish and English. He hopes to continue his work on the connections between philosophy and literature, as well as literary theory.|
|Chris Perry joins us from San Francisco State University, where she completed her MA in Comparative Literature and an MS in Clinical Psychology. She focuses on comparative modernisms primarily between Spanish and French, and hopes to continue her studies of trauma, memory and amnesia, as well as representations of individual and social disruptions.|
Comparative Literature features Michael Allan as guest editor
Assistant Professor Michael Allan served as guest editor for a special edition of the Comparative Literature journal:
Reading Secularism: Religion, Literature, Aesthetics Volume 65, Number 3, Summer 2013