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Professor Kenneth Calhoon has published "Of Non-vital Interest: Art, Mimicry, and the Phenomenon of Life," in Konturen. View article.


Orientalism and the Figure of the Jew

Professor Jeffrey S. Librett has published Orientalism and the Figure of the Jew with Fordham University Press.


Comparative Literature doctoral candidate Amy Leggette has just published her article "The Decadence of Aesthetics and the Aesthetics of Decadence: Portraits of the Artist from Baudelaire to Des Esseintes," in Dix-Neuf, Volume 18, Issue 3 (November 2014) , pp. 272-287.

Susi Gómez, has placed an article titled "Leon Ferrari y Guillaume Apollinaire: continuidad y ruptura" with the journal Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispanicos.



What can one do with a Major in Comparative Literature?

If this question has been on your mind, check out these profiles of former majors. The range and quality of their career-tracks will surprise and impress you.


"About-Face: Erich Auerbach and the Physiognomy of Character"

Friday, November 21, 4 p.m., 312 Villard Hall

On Friday, November 21st, Kenneth Calhoon gave a work-in-progress lecture titled "About-Face: Erich Auerbach and the Physiognomy of Character."

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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




Diaries of Exile book cover

Diaries of Exile by Yannis Ritsos, translated from the Greek by Assistant Professor Karen Emmerich and Edmund Keeley, has received the 2014 Pen Award for Poetry in Translation. Read more...




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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