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The home of the premier journal in the field, and the first program on the West Coast to offer the Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, our department provides a point of convergence for the most exciting lines of inquiry within the Humanities and beyond. Our mission is that of giving shape and shelter to a conversation whose participants are drawn not only from the various departments of language and literature (English, Romance, East Asian, Classics, Russian, German and Scandinavian) but also from Philosophy, History, Art History, Cinema Studies, Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, Journalism and Communication, and Music.

Ken Calhoon to give work-in-progress talk

Department Head Ken Calhoon will give a work-in-progress lecture titled “Painting the Devil on the Wall: Romanticism and Early German Film” on January 24th, 2018, beginning at 3:30 (175 McKenzie).

This event is part of the faculty and graduate student colloquium sponsored by the Department of German and Scandinavian.

Tze-Yin Teo receives fellowship

Assistant Professor Tze-Yin Teo has been awarded an Oregon Humanities Center Research Fellowship (Winter 2019) for her project Unfinished Translations in Twentieth Century Transpacific Literature.

Reid-Olds recognized

Tera Reid-Olds is the recipient of the ACLA’s Horst Frenz Prize for her paper “Mobility and Memory for the Storyteller-in-Exile,” which she presented at Utrecht University in 2017.