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50th Anniversary Celebration!

Jun 1 Jun 2

As part of UCLA’s Centennial Celebration, the Department of Comparative Literature is celebrating its 50th birthday on June 1 & 2, 2019.  We will have two events. The first is a reception on June 1st from 4-6pm at Ross Shideler and Kathy Komar’s home. The second will be a series of panels in Royce Hall with some of the Department’s former chairs scheduled for the morning and an afternoon panel with a few of our former Ph.Ds. 



Saturday, June 1, 2019: Shideler/Komar Home

Reception, 4:00-6:00pm


Sunday, June 2, 2019: Herb Morris Room, Royce 306

–Breakfast, 9:00-9:30am–

Introductory Remarks, Comparative Literature Chair David MacFadyen 9:30-9:45am

Remarks by Dean of Humanities David Schaberg, 9:45-10:00am

Address by Founder Arnold Band 10-10:30

Panel of Former Chairs, 10:30am-12:30pm

Professor Ross Shideler

Professor Katherine King

Professor Kathleen Komar

Professor Efrain Kristal

Professor Ali Behdad

–Lunch, 12:30pm-2:00pm–

Panel of Former Students, 2:00pm-4:00p

Moderator: Jason Araújo, Comparative Literature UCLA

Carl Fisher, Senior Director, Academic Personnel, CSU Office of the Chancellor & Former Chair of Comparative World Literature, California State University Long Beach

Claire Gallou, Instructor of French, Phillips Academy, Andover

Hala Halim, Professor of Comparative Literature & Middle Eastern Studies at NYU

Damian Stocking, Associate Professor, Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture, Occidental College

–Reception, 4:00pm-6:00pm–

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UCLA Department of Comparative Literature


Herbert Morris Humanities Seminar Room, Royce Hall 306
340 Royce Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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