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BOK award

Congratulations to all the Comp Lit recipients of a Fall 2016 Teaching Award from the BOK Center

March 7, 2017

Please join us in congratulating all the recipients of a Fall 2016 Teaching Award from the Bok Center in the Department of Comparative Literature!

Lecturer Certificate of Excellence
Cécile Guédon - COMPLIT 119: Poetry in Flux– Dance Afoot

Graduate Students TFs Certificates of Distinction
Daniel Behar - ENG 190WE: David Foster Wallace
Marina Connelly - CULTBLF 53: Sacred and Secular Poetry

Soviet Daughter

'Soviet Daughter: A Graphic Revolution': Comp Lit Grad Student Julia Alekseyeva publishes autobiographical graphic novel.

February 2, 2017

Soviet Daughter provides a window into the life of a rebellious, independent woman coming of age in the USSR, and the impact of her story and her spirit on her American great-granddaughter, two extraordinary women swept up in the history of their tumultuous times. 

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2016 IWL, Harvard: Homi Bhabha's Keynote Lecture, and David Damrosch's and Gisèle Sapiro's Plenary Talks Now on Video!

August 8, 2016

Homi Bhabha's Keynote Lecture, and David Damrosch's and Gisèle Sapiro's plenary talks are now available on video here. Don't miss Homi Bhabha's discussion of redefining the body and rewriting history through a new concept inspired by Benjamin's smallness: "the diurnal," in "The Internal Emigrant: or, Who is at Home in the Humanities?"; David Damrosch's “What Isn’t World Literature?

Homi Bhabha

Homi Bhabha to give keynote lecture for IWL July 6th at 4.30pm

June 7, 2016

Homi Bhabha's keynote lecture "The Internal Emigrant: or, Who Is at Home in the Humanities?" on July 6, 4:30-6pm, at the Harvard-Yenching Auditorium, and the other IWL lectures by David Damrosch, Gisèle Sapiro, Mariano Siskind, and Rebecca Walkowitz, as well as the IWL panels on publishing and the job market are free and open to the public.

For a complete schedule of these events, as well as the lecture titles, please check out the IWL website:

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Congratulations to Professor Karen Thornber, the newly appointed Victor and William Fung Director of the Harvard University Asia Center, and Chair of the Harvard Council on Asian Studies

May 26, 2016

Harvard's Provost Alan Garber and Dean of FAS Mike Smith have appointed Karen Thornber the new Victor and William Fung Director of the Harvard University Asia Center, and Chair of the Council on Asian Studies (currently about 70 faculty members from across Harvard), effective July 1.  Professor Thornber will be the first woman and first faculty member from the humanities to direct the Center and chair the Council.