Congratulations to the Class of 2017 and to the 2017 Award Recipients in Comparative Literature!

May 12, 2017

We are proud to announce the list of students in our graduating class of 2017:

Undergraduate Students:
Christine Legros
Jiang Li
Juliana Sass

Graduate Students:
Guangchen Chen
Xiaolu Ma
Tony Qian
Yanping Zhang
Alice Xiang
Miya Qiong Xie

It is also a great pleasure to announce this year's winners of the following prizes:

Christine Legros (pictured here) received a Hoopes Prize for her Comp Lit Senior thesis entitled “In the Form of a Dwelling: Translating the Self in Alejandra Pizarnik’s Diarios.” Christine was mentored by Professor James Engell and tutored by Matylda Figlerowicz.

The 2017 Comparative Literature Susan Anthony Potter Graduate Prize winner is Thomas Wisniewski with his essay entitled "On Elephant Executions."

The 2017 Susan Anthony Potter undergraduate award was received by Edith Enright for her paper entitled “The Painting-Poem: Image in Wang Wei’s Landscape Poetry.” This prize rewards an undegraduate student essay "on some subject of Comparative Literature drawn from the Middle Ages or the Renaissance."

The 2017 Comparative Literature Luisa Vidal de Villasante prize winner is Francesca Bellei for her essay entitled " Border Queers: Writing the Gender of Boundaries."

Thank you to the Comparative Literature Prize committee, Julie Buckler, Gregory Nagy, and Marc Shell, for reading and awarding the 2017 Susan Anthony Potter and Luisa Vidal de Villasante prizes.

Our heartiest congratulations to all for their excellent work!

The Department of Comparative Literature

Here are some photos of the Commencement 2017 celebrations