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Professor Reinhard and Alain Badiou

Published: October 25, 2017

October, 2017. Princeton’s Department of French and Italian hosted the renowned French philosopher and playwright, Alain Badiou. UCLA’s Professor Kenneth Reinhard offered a related lecture entitled “The Fundamental Philosophy of Alain Badiou.” Together the two gentlemen then led the event, shown below in three sections.

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Histories of Arab Documentary

Published: October 25, 2017

Professor Nouri Gana will be speaking in Munich at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität for a “Histories of Arab Documentary” conference. Taking place October 27-29, the event is described as follows. The conference Histories of Arab Documentary wants to examine the diverse histories of film documentary in the MENA region since the 1920s and to serve as a…

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Major Talk by Professor Aamir Mufti

Published: October 17, 2017

Professor Aamir Mufti will be giving the keynote speech at Northwestern University’s international conference this month: “Globalization, Global, and World – History, Literary Criticism, and Spaces of the Present.”

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Professor Zrinka Stahuljak Wins Guggenheim Award

Published: October 15, 2017

Professor Zrinka Stahuljak has been awarded a prestigious Guggenheim award; she has also been in residence at the University of Iceland, thanks to the Institute of Research in Literature and Visual Arts and the Program of Comparative Literature (Sept-Oct). While speaking to the Guggenheim organization, ProfessorStahuljak had the following to say: “Growing up in a minor…

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In the News: “Literature and film help teach students to understand the brain”

Published: August 15, 2016

UCLA Newsroom recently published an article on the General Education Cluster course entitled “Mind Over Matter”. The Department’s own Professor Efrain Kristal and Romy Sutherland each contributed their expertise to broaden students’ understanding of representations of mental illness in literature and film. The full story, originally published on July 26, 2016, is available on the UCLA Newsroom…

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COM LIT Alumna Receives Prestigious International Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Published: March 11, 2016

Sanna Alas (B.A.S., Human Biology & Society, Comparative Literature ’15) has been selected as one of 35 US scholars to receive the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Sanna will begin her Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) in History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine program in the Cambridge University Department of History and Philosophy of Science this Fall….

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In the News: “Teaching fellow explores identity through language, literature”

Published: January 20, 2016

Comparative Literature doctoral student and current Teaching Fellow, Malik Chaudhary, was featured in the January 19, 2016 edition of the Daily Bruin. The article (available in full on the Daily Bruin website) highlights Malik’s distinct personal history and its impact on his approach to teaching the Department’s undergraduate General Education seminar courses.

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