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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? Problems of Language, Context, and Politics," and Gisèle Sapiro's, “Authorship in Transnational Perspective: World Literature in Read more about 2016 IWL, Harvard: Homi Bhabha's Keynote Lecture, and David Damrosch's and Gisèle Sapiro's Plenary Talks Now on Video!

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Stanford Humanities Center Fellow Q&A: Comparative Literature scholar Katharina N. Piechocki

July 13, 2016

Professor Katharina Piechocki’s work on cartographic humanism is featured in a lively interview published online by the Stanford Humanities Center, at the close of her term in residence this past academic year as a Fellow of the Center. The interview is available at:

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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:

http://iwl.fas.harvard.edu/lectures
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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.

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Congratulations to Colton Valentine ('16) for receiving the Sophia Freund Prize!

May 25, 2016

The Sophia Freund Prize is awarded annually to the highest-ranking senior or seniors in Harvard College. Colton's perfect 4.0 average made him one of five recipients this year, the only one in Humanities.

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In accordance with the terms of the Sanford H. E. Freund Bequest to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, a prize was established in 1964 to be awarded annually to the highest ranking undergraduate as determined at the final degree meeting of the Faculty.  The Read more about Congratulations to Colton Valentine ('16) for receiving the Sophia Freund Prize!

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Congratulations to our Graduate Students on their Prestigious Harvard and External Positions, Awards, and Fellowships!

May 24, 2016

It is our great pleasure to announce this year's winners of the following positions and fellowships among our graduate students:

Job Market Success! Top Tenure Track Positions:

Elena Fratto (pictured here on the left): Assistant Professor of Slavic, Princeton University

Miya Qiong Xie (pictured here on the right): Assistant Professor of Chinese Literature, Dartmouth College


2016-17 Dissertation Completion Fellowships:

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Congratulations to the 2016 Award Recipients for their Work in Comparative Literature!

May 10, 2016

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

The  2015-2016 Susan Anthony Potter graduate award winner is Thomas Wisniewski (pictured here on the left) with his essay entitled "L'un dans l'autre: Wilde’s Unraveling of Simile in Salomé ."

The 2015-2016  Susan Anthony Potter undergraduate prize was awarded to Colton Valentine (pictured here on the right) for his thesis “Oeufs a la Madeleine: A Timely Approach to the Intertext in Marcel Read more about Congratulations to the 2016 Award Recipients for their Work in Comparative Literature!