News

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…

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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…

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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?…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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