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Congrats to Maryam Monalisa Gharavi for making it into "20 Translators Under 40" list after publishing two books in 2016

April 11, 2017
Monalisa Gharavi

Comp Lit Alum Maryam Monalisa Gharavi makes it into "Culture Trip's 20 Translators Under 40" list after publishing two books in 2016:

-   Her first book is a literary translation of Syrian-Brazilian poet and artist Waly Salomão, Algaravias: Echo Chamber (PEN Award for Poetry in Translation nominee; published by Ugly Duckling Presse).

-    Her second book is her first volume of poetry, The Distancing Effect (published by BlazeVOX), based on the concept of Verfremdungseffekt. First used by Bertolt Brecht in the essay “Alienation Effects in Chinese Acting” (1936), the term is often wrongly translated as “distancing effect” but signifies “making strange” (Russian: прием остранения priyom ostraneniya). Rather than solely lean on Brecht’s notion of “theatrical alienation,” however, the book takes the notion of estrangement literally, conjuring distance as geographic, mobile, combative, ambulant, and oppositional.

Our heartiest congratulations to Monalisa for her two books and for this fantastic piece of news!

Video of the talk: Sharing One Harvard: Susan Suleiman in Conversation with Mohsen Mostafavi at the Graduate School of Design

March 9, 2017

We are pleased to be able to share the video of last week's presentation by Professor Susan R. Suleiman, C. Douglas Dillon Professor of the Civilization of France and Professor of Comparative Literature, at the Graduate School of Design as part of the 'Sharing One Harvard' series: Mohsen Mostafavi with Susan Suleiman on "The Némirovsky Question: The Life, Death, and Legacy of a Jewish Writer in Twentieth-Century France"

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

March 7, 2017
BOK award

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
Yun Ni - CULTBLF 45: History of the English Language
Hudson Vincent - ENG 131P: Milton’s Paradise Lost

Our heartiest congratulations to all for this excellent work!