Spotlight

Congratulations to the Class of 2022!

Published: July 21, 2022

On behalf of the Department of Comparative Literature and Department Chair, Professor Michael Rothberg, we would like to extend exuberant congratulations to the graduates of 2022! To the undergraduate students who have completed the major or minor this year, we are awed by your accomplishments and look forward to what you do in the future….

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Final ECT Lecture of Winter 2022 on 3/7 with Alexander Beecroft

Published: March 1, 2022

“Contactless Comparison” Monday, March 7 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PST Zoom Meeting – RSVP here About the Lecture   It’s easy to compare things that are produced near each other, by people who are able to influence each other. Traditionally, comparative literature has therefore compared literatures in close contact with each other: at first European literatures;…

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Michael Rothberg Reflects On the Politics of Memory in Essay Marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Published: January 27, 2022

For International Holocaust Remembrance Day (January 27, 2022), Department of Comparative Literature Chair Professor Michael Rothberg has written an article for Johns Hopkins University’s American Institute for Contemporary German Studies. Click here to read Professor Rothberg’s essay, entitled “On the Possibilities and Pitfalls of German Holocaust Memory Today.” For more information on Professor Rothberg and…

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