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GRM Winners: Stefanie Matabang, Shane Black, and Catherine Illingworth

Published: May 2, 2018

Three graduate students in Comparative Literature have just been awarded prestigious Graduate Student Mentorships for the 2018-2019 school year at UCLA. Clockwise, from top left, they are: Catherine Illingworth, Shane Black, and Stefanie Matabang. The Graduate Research Mentorship (GRM) Program is designed to assist students in acquiring and developing advanced research skills under faculty mentorship….

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STAR Awards: Helga Zambrano and Rebecca Lippman

Published: May 2, 2018

     Two of our graduate students, Helga Zambrano and Rebecca Lippman, were celebrated last week as members of the STAR award-winning staff for the UCLA’s Scholarship Resource Center. Over the past two years, the SRC’s team of seven counselors has successfully helped thousands of UCLA students to reduce student debt––with over $500,000 worth of…

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Collège de France Visiting Appointment for Professor Zrinka Stahuljak

Published: May 1, 2018

Comparative Literature’s Professor Zrinka Stahuljak has just been offered a Visiting Appointment at the Collège de France. Under the heading of “Les fixeurs au Moyen Âge,” the public events have been showcased as follows. More details will follow in the very near future. Zrinka Stahuljak Professeure de littérature médiévale en littérature comparée et française, Université de Californie…

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From Dante to the New Space Race

Published: April 20, 2018

Catherine Illingworth, a doctoral student in UCLA’s Comparative Literature Department, recently gave a bold presentation to the Rotary Club of Los Angeles. Herself a scholar of Dante, Ms. Illingworth drew striking connections between “the sublime, the intellectual history of mapping the heavens, and today’s industrial space race.” Put differently, a direct line was drawn between…

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Professor Shih to Deliver Berlin Keynote

Published: March 14, 2018

Professor Shu-mei Shih will deliver the April keynote at Berlin’s Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften –– itself housed in Humboldt University. Entitled “Sinophone Meets Francophone,” the conference is outlined as follows, while a full event schedule can be found here: In the past decades, debates on regional identities, linguistic diversity and cultural production in many parts of…

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International News from Prof. Efrain Kristal

Published: March 12, 2018

Some impressive news from our former chair, Professor Efrain Kristal. It spans several continents; we begin in Germany. He recently gave a lecture for the “Of Dawns of Day” Symposium in Honor of Peter Sloterdijk, which took place in Karlsruhe. The symposium was reviewed in a recent article in the New Yorker, and a version of his…

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Professor Stahuljak at the Collège de France

Published: March 3, 2018

Founded in 1530, the Collège de France is a renowned higher education and research establishment in Paris. It is considered by many academics and observers to be the nation’s most prestigious research university. The Collège will be hosting a series of lectures by our department’s Professor Zrinka Stahuljak. More details will be forthcoming, but the talks and…

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UCLA Signs Agreement with National Taiwan Normal University

Published: February 26, 2018

Major news from CL’s Professor Shu-mei Shih (center in image). Not only she been appointed “Honorary Chair Professor” at the National Taiwan Normal University for two years. She has also steered a major delegation from NTNU to UCLA: “A delegation from National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) visited UCLA to conclude an agreement establishing a Taiwan studies collaboration…

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Talk: “Chinese Bodies as Biological Surplus”

Published: February 26, 2018

  This week sees the start of a major lecture series hosted by us collectively in CL. Between now and late May, six leading thinkers will visit us under the banner of “Area Impossible / Sexuality and Geopolitics.” The first talk is in the Comp Lit Seminar Room––tomorrow––February 27, from 5:30 onwards. Speaker: ARI HEINRICH (UCSD)…

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Harvard Colloquium with Jenny Sharpe

Published: February 26, 2018

CL Professor Jenny Sharpe has returned from Harvard after a most successful colloquium at the Barker Center. Entitled “The Underwater World of Édouard Duval-Carrié’s Art: Mapping a Vodou Archive,” the event was captured on film and can be (re)watched here.

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