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Associate Professor Jenifer Presto has been invited to speak at both Northwestern University and Illinois University at Chicago. The title of her lecture is "Uncanny Excavations: Khodasevich, Pompeii, and Remains of the Past."

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

Professor Warren Ginsberg's new book, Tellers, Tales, and Translation in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, has been accepted for publication by Oxford University Press.


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.


DQ2 at 400

A series of public lectures and seminars in celebration of the 400th Anniversary of the publication of Don Quijote, vol. 2 [1615]

David Castillo

Monday, January 26, 3:00 p.m.
115 Lawrence Hall

Roland Greene

Monday, February 16, 4:00 p.m.
Browsing Room, Knight Library

Barbara Fuchs

Monday, February 23, 4:00 p.m.
Browsing Room, Knight Library


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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