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“Critical-Theoretical Perspectives on the New Era in American Politics”

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 ...

Teo on Translation

Assistant Professor Tze-Yin Teo completed an article titled “Non-Event” on weakness and the notion of future justice in Jacques Derrida, which is forthcoming in CR: The New Centennial Review. Teo has also completed editorial work on a special issue of the Oxford Literary Review on ...

Michael Allan on the European Stage

Michael Allan is on sabbatical and is currently based in Berlin and Marburg, with events in Norway, Holland and Scotland in the coming months. He will also be conducting research at the Lumière Archive in Lyon, France, at the beginning of May. In Berlin, he has presented on his recent book In The ...

The Sound of Horror

Professor Steven T. Brown is currently a Faculty Fellow at the Oregon Humanities Center, where he is putting the finishing touches on his new book, Resonant Evil: Studies in Asian Horror Cinema, forthcoming with Palgrave Macmillan. Part of Brown’s project appeared in essay-form as “Ambient ...

Department Head speaks at U Minnestota

Department Head Kenneth Calhoon spoke recently at the University of Minnesota. His talk was titled “About-Face: Erich Auerbach and the Physiognomy of Character.” Click here to see the poster.

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 ...

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).

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)

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)