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Ambient Horror: From Sonic Palimpsests to Haptic Sonority in the Cinema of Kurosawa Kiyoshi

Professor Steven T. Brown’s essay “Ambient Horror: From Sonic Palimpsests to Haptic Sonority in the Cinema of Kurosawa Kiyoshi” has appeared in a special issue of the journal Horror Studies.(http://horrorstudiesjournal.com/vol7.html). Professor Brown is teaching a seminar on “The Sounds ...

Michael Allan Awarded Petrone Fellowship

Michael Allan has been appointed as a David. M and Nancy L. Petrone Faculty Scholar. The award is given to individuals whose achievements in research and teaching are highly valued at the UO and who personify the mission of teaching, research, and service to the University community. The ...

Twice Decorated: Leah Middlebrook

On May 6th University President Michael Schill, trailing an entourage of friends and colleagues, unexpectedly interrupted a routine Comparative Literature faculty meeting. The purpose of this surprise visit was to present Associate Professor  Leah Middlebrook with the Thomas F. Herman ...

Katy Brundan Appointed to Editorial Board

Katy Brundan has been appointed to the editorial board of Forum for Modern Language Studies (St. Andrews, Scotland). Her essay “The Polyglot Vampire: The Politics of Translation in Bram Stoker’s Dracula” appeared in volume 52 (2016) of the same journal and is apparently the most ...

In the Shadow of World Literature: Sites of Reading in Colonial Egypt

Michael Allan (Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature) has published In the Shadow of World Literature: Sites of Reading in Colonial Egypt (forthcoming from Princeton University Press)

Art’s Undoing: In the Wake of Radical Aestheticism

Forest Pyle (Professor of English, Comparative Literature participating faculty), who taught 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)

Saussure’s Philosophy of Language as Phenomenology

Beata Stawarska (Professor of Philosophy and participating faculty in Comparative Literature) has published Saussure’s Philosophy of Language as Phenomenology: Undoing the Doctrine of the Course in General Linguistics (Oxford 2015).

Orientalism and the Figure of the Jew

Jeffrey Librett (Professory of German and Comparative Literature participating faculty) has published Orientalism and the Figure of the Jew (Fordham University Press, 2014)

Poetische Dialoge zu Liebe, Gender und Sex im frühen zwanzigsten Jahrhundert

Dorothee Ostmeier (professor of German and Comparative Literature participating faculty) has published Poetische Dialoge zu Liebe, Gender und Sex im frühen zwanzigsten Jahrhundert (Aisthesis Verlag, 2014)

Beyond the Flesh: Alexander Blok, Zinaida Gippius, and the Symbolist Sublimation of Sex

Jenifer Presto (Associate Professor of Russian and Comparative Literature) has published Beyond the Flesh: Alexander Blok, Zinaida Gippius, and the Symbolist Sublimation of Sex (University of Wisconsin Press, 2009)

Affecting Grace: Theatre, Subject and the Shakespearean Paradox in German Literature from Lessing to Kleist

Kenneth Calhoon (Professor of Comparative Literature and German) has published Affecting Grace: Theatre, Subject and the Shakespearean Paradox in German Literature from Lessing to Kleist (University of Toronto Press, 2013)

Poiesis and Modernity in the Old and New Worlds

Anthony Cascardi and Leah Middlebrook (Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Spanish) have published the edited volume Poiesis and Modernity in the Old and New Worlds (Vanderbilt University Press, 2012)