Departmental Policy on Remote Instruction for Spring 2020

Published: March 13, 2020

Per directives from the university, all lectures/discussions/sections and office hours  for the Department of Comparative Literature will be conducted online via Zoom or other online chat programs through the end of spring quarter 2020. Please contact your instructor or the Student Affairs Officer,, if you have any questions.

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Interview with Undergraduate Major and Fulbright Recipient Robin Blades

Published: August 8, 2019

We would like to congratulate one of our recently graduated Comparative Literature undergraduate students, Robin Blades, for receiving a Fulbright award to do research in Peru during the upcoming year! Robin majored in Comparative Literature and Cognitive Science and is interested in mental health.  We had the great pleasure and opportunity to interview Robin about…

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Celebrating 50 Years of Comparative Literature at UCLA

Published: June 17, 2019

In 2019, the Department of Comparative Literature at UCLA celebrates its 50th anniversary as UCLA marks its 100th. Beginning as an interdepartmental program (IDP) in 1969, it officially became recognized as a department in the early 1980s. On June 2, 2019, the department hosted a celebration featuring remarks by the current Comparative Literature Chair, David MacFadyen; Dean of…

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Professor Zrinka Stahuljak elected New Director of the CMRS

Published: May 17, 2019

We would like to congratulate Professor Zrinka Stahuljak for being elected to serve as the new director of the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS)! Professor Stahuljak will serve as the director for the next three-year term, effective July 1, 2019. Zrinka Stahuljak is Professor of French and Comparative Literature and has taught…

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Professor Michael Rothberg Speaks Up in Defense of Stanford University Press

Published: May 7, 2019

Professor Michael Rothberg speaks up in defense of Stanford University Press (SUP) and all scholarly publishing. In response to Stanford University’s Provost’s threat to cease funding to SUP, Professor Rothberg quickly took action to decry this administrative decision and defend the renowned press. In a letter addressed to Stanford’s President and Provost, Rothberg voices his…

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Professor Shu-mei Shih elected to board of ACLA

Published: April 2, 2019

Shu-mei Shih, Professor of Asian Languages & Cultures, Comparative Literature, and Asian American Studies, has been elected second vice-president of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA). Founded in 1960, the ACLA represents the field of comparative literature and is a crucial meeting place for academics and students around the world, with a membership of around…

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Professor Zrinka Stahuljak visits Warwick University as International Fellow

Published: February 25, 2019

Professor Zrinka Stahuljak was awarded a position at Warwick University as an International Visiting Fellow. While at Warwick University, Professor Stahuljak will assess current and develop new approaches to Translation and Interpreting Studies. She will focus on translation in situations of conflict (whether or not armed) and the lived experience of fixers (military and journalistic…

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Professor Michael Rothberg gives Keynote at Conference in South Africa

Published: December 13, 2018

Last week Professor Michael Rothberg served as one of the keynote speakers at a conference in South Africa. The conference, entitled “Recognition, Reparation, Reconciliation,” brought together scholars and practitioners from different disciplinary backgrounds to reflect on complex questions of historical wounding and its haunting legacies. To learn more about the conference, visit its website, here. Michael Rothberg is…

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