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Congratulations to Professor Karen Thornber on her appointment as the Harry Tuchman Levin Professor in Literature!

October 10, 2019

Harry Levin was for many years chair of Comparative Literature at Harvard and a major figure in comparative studies nationally and internationally. He wrote the influential "Levin Report" on the state of the discipline (1965) and was the author of pioneering studies of James Joyce, of French realism, and American fiction. Karen Thornber's award-winning...

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Daniel Behar

Daniel Behar: "Resisting the Rhetoric of Disaster"

September 13, 2019
Daniel Behar (PhD '19) shared with us his recent article in Public Books

"A review of three Arabic novels recently translated into English, this piece gave me a chance to think about the myopias involved in over-indulging destruction and apocalypticism. Relevant, I reckon, for both fiction writers and scholars whose vision feels narrowed by scenarios of doom and gloom."  Read the full...

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David Damorsch

Harvard Magazine Article: A World of Literature: David Damrosch’s literary global reach

August 27, 2019


“I work mostly on literature between roughly 2000 and 2015. But ‘2000’ means 2000 B.C.E.”

Hot off the press, the September-October edition of the Harvard Magazine includes a profile of our Chair, Prof. David Damrosch - this article was also featured as the lead item in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Art section on August 22nd.

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