Spotlight

Graduate Student Spotlight with Ben Ratskoff

Published: April 17, 2018

What is your area of research? My research is really at the intersections of black studies and Jewish studies. I’m interested in interrogating the broad, historical relationship between anti-Semitism and white supremacy by looking in particular at Nazism’s relationship to contemporaneous forms of French colonialism and American racism. In the past twenty years or so,…

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Congratulations to David MacFadyen, Distinguished Teaching Award Recipient

Published: April 13, 2018

Professor and Chair David MacFadyen has been selected as one of six recipients for the 2018 Distinguished Teaching Award for Senate Faculty. The Academic Senate Committee on Teaching further recognized his contributions to the advancement of knowledge at UCLA by bestowing on him the Eby Award for the Art of Teaching.  Distinguished Teaching Award recipients are selected…

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Interview with Helga Zambrano

Published: March 16, 2018

“I Have Been Able to Thrive…” In this video interview, Graduate Student Helga Zambrano, Doctoral Candidate & Teaching Fellow, answers questions such as:  What made you apply to UCLA’s graduate school? What is your research about? What opportunities from the department have you benefited from?

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Interview with Kenneth Reinhard

Published: March 16, 2018

“It’s a Great Place for People Who Want to Think and Be Excited by Amazing Ideas…” In this video interview, Professor Kenneth Reinhard, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Director of Graduate Studies, answers questions such as:  Are you a UCLA alumnus? If not, where are you from? What attracted you to UCLA’s Department of…

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Interview with Massimo Ciavolella

Published: February 28, 2018

“One of the best departments of Comparative Literature in North America…” In this video interview, Professor Massimo Ciavolella, Professor of Comparative Literature and Italian, Director of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and 2018 Commencement faculty speaker, answers questions such as:  Are you a UCLA alumnus? If not, where are you from? What attracted you to…

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Interview with Todd Presner

Published: February 26, 2018

  Professor of Comparative Literature, Germanic Languages and Jewish Studies; Chair of Digital Humanities Program   Are you a UCLA Alumni?  Not a UCLA Alumni, I did my undergraduate work in the Program of Literature at Duke University and then I did a graduate study in Comparative Literature at Stanford and I also did graduate study…

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Thank You, Kathy and Ross

Published: February 14, 2018

Kathleen L. Komar, Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature, and Ross Shideler, Research Professor of Comparative Literature and Scandinavian, have made a generous donation to the UCLA Division of Humanities in support of the Department of Comparative Literature and Scandinavian Section. As part of the Centennial Campaign for UCLA, Kathy and Ross established the Komar Shideler…

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The ACLA is Coming to UCLA

Published: September 15, 2017

The American Comparative Literature Association is coming to UCLA and we have plenty to do as hosts! The American Comparative Literature Association’s 2018 Annual Meeting will take place at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in Los Angeles, California between March 29th and April 1st, 2018. The ACLA’s annual conferences have a distinctive structure in which…

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