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The culmination of the 2015 Nomad Mentorship Program, the Nomad Conference included undergraduate student presentations on the theme "Humors" The conference was held on Saturday, May 16, 12-4 p.m. in Gerlinger Alumni Lounge on the UO Main Campus.


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Summer Session

COLT 231: Vamping up Newspapers

Melanie Douville

Students mix period newspapers with Dracula to write articles in COLT 231, Literature, Media, and Society

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Baran Germen has just published an article ("Of Parks and Hamams") in the online journal Assuming Gender (University of Cardiff).

Julia "Susi" Gomez has been selected as a recipient of the Margaret McBride Lehrman Fellowship.

Michelle Crowson has been selected for a Global Studies Institute – Translation Studies Working Group – Special Translation Project Award for her project "Girlish Fictions: Translating Impure Identities in Akiko Akazome's The Maiden's Betrayal."

Ahmad Nadalizadeh has been selected for a Global Studies Institute – Translation Studies Working Group – Special Translation Project Award for his project on the poetry of Garous Abdolmalekian.

Anna Kovalchuk has been awarded an OHC Dissertation Fellowship! This will afford her a term free of teaching, during which she will work on her dissertation, Creating the Cossack. Analyzing literary portrayals of Cossacks in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Ukrainian and Russian literature, Anna's study proposes that these literary representations are vital to understanding present debates over national boundaries and national identity in Eastern Europe.





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"Resonant Evil: Sonic Palimpsests & Haptic Sonority in Transnational Horror Cinema"


Steven T. Brown

Friday, May 8, 3:30 p.m.
Knight Library, Room 36, Main Campus

Professor Steven T. Brown will give a work-in-progress presentation titled "Resonant Evil: Sonic Palimpsests & Haptic Sonority in Transnational Horror Cinema." The author of Tokyo Cyberpunk: Posthumanism in Japanese Visual Culture and Theatricalities of Power: The Cultural Politics of Noh, Professor Brown is currently working on a study of sound design in the Asian horror genre.

Due to an unfortunate room scheduling error, Prof. Brown's talk was not able to take place on Friday, May 8th and will have to be rescheduled. More details soon.

REEES Graduate Symposium

Graduate Symposium PosterThe Department of Comparative Literature is pleased to co-sponsoring the Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies Graduate Symposium, at which several comparative literature doctoral students will be presenting papers.

Friday, May 1

8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Knight Library Browsing Room

Keynote Address

"Wars and Utopias of the Russian Avant-Garde"
Professor Nina Gourianova, Northwestern University

For program of events, click here


Comparative Literature Journal

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




Art's UndoingProfessor Forest Pyle (English, and a member of the comparative literature participating faculty), who will be teaching a graduate seminar in poetics for Comparative Literature in spring of 2015, has published Art's Undoing: In the Wake of a Radical Aestheticism (Fordham University Press)




Professor Kenneth Calhoon has edited and contributed to an issue of Konturen, an e-journal devoted to thresholds of all kinds. This issue, Abstraction and Materiality in the Arts, Literature and Music, stems from a conference by the same title held on the Oregon campus in April of 2011.

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