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.
Prof. Steven T. Brown, Comparative Literature and OHC Faculty Research Fellow delivered a Work-in-Progress Talk, “The Color of Cruelty in Miike Takashi’s Audition.”
Kenneth Calhoon participated in, and helped in the planning of, a symposium on “Critical-Theoretical Perspectives on the New Era in American Politics,” which was held on the Oregon campus February 24th. Calhoon presented on Donald Trump’s predilection for the decorative style of the ancien régime (“No Accounting for Taste”). The symposium was video-recorded and can be viewed here:https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpzwhfdkm1gh2ZAq66KiYMdWuzztCpLPa
Proceedings from the symposium are forthcoming in a special issue of the e-journal Konturen:...
Comparative Literature doctoral candidate Susi Gómez has received $1,500 from the Fund for Community Engaged Teaching. This amount—the largest award possible through the fund—is in support of her course Latina Literature and Community, which she is teaching for Comparative Literature this fall. The description of the course for which she has been recognized can be viewed at