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2014 Nomad Undergraduate Conference

Saturday, May 17
10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Gerlinger Alumni Lounge

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Faculty News

Professor 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)"

Art's Undoing


Emily McGinn has formally accepted a two-year Mellon post-doctoral fellowship in the Digital Humanities at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania.

Monica McLellan Zikpi, has an article forthcoming in Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, Reviews (vol 36). The article is entitled "Revolution and Continuity in Guo Moruo's Representations of Qu Yuan."

Anna Baumeister presented "The Tragicomedy of Climate Change. Environmentalism and the Question of Genre." Read more...

Ying Xiong and Susi Gomez presented papers at the UO Graduate Student Research Forum in March.


Amy Leggette and Emily McGinn, with Paul Bellew and Matt Hannah, published "a case study of small-scale digitization" in the online peer-reviewed journal Scholarly Editing.







Welcome to the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Oregon. We have the oldest doctoral program in Comparative Literature on the West Coast, as well as a unique major for undergraduates, and a dynamic faculty representing disciplines across campus. Oregon is also the home of the principal journal in the field, Comparative Literature, which recently celebrated its sixtieth anniversary.

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SPEAKER: Comparative Literature co-sponsors Amitav Ghosh visit


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EVENT:James Rice Symposium


Comparative Literature JournalComparative Literature features Michael Allan as guest editor

Prof. 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




immortal"Living Dead Girls" featured in Cascade magazine

Rachel Eccleston's Comparative World Literature (COLT 211) course "Living Dead Girls" is featured in the Winter edition of the College of Arts and Science's magazine Cascade.

"The death of a beautiful woman is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world." —Edgar Allan Poe

Eccleston TeachingThis shocking sentiment is perhaps not so shocking, considering the source. Who better than Poe, the master of macabre storytelling, to ponder—in characteristically creepy fashion—the intersection of beauty, death and poetic expression? But the beauty of the dead woman is not the romanticized obsession of a lone nineteenth-century more