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University of Pennsylvania School of Arts & Sciences
Comparative Literature & Literary Theory
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We study literary and cultural representation across linguistic and national boundaries.
We approach literary and cultural study with a keen awareness of critical theory.
Literature is news that stays news.
Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life.
The purpose of literature is to turn blood into ink.
Our lives are all different and yet the same.
Marquis Bey on "Becoming-Black-Woman with Deleuze; Radical Texts/gendering with Derrida
November 01, 2021
This talk is fundamentally a meditation on black and trans thought, where the two are to be understood as the radical
Marianne Hirsch on "Displaced Children: Photography and Postmemory in Liquid Time"
November 17, 2021
"Displaced Children: Photography and Postmemory in Liquid Time."
Hilah Kohen publishes article on Race in Slavic Studies
September 10, 2021
Hilah Kohen, Katherine M. H.
Rita Barnard writes on "Comparative Thinking in an Age of Corruption"
May 13, 2021
Rita Barnard has edited a volume of Safundi called Trump, Zuma, and the Grounds of US-South A
Comparative Literature and Literary Theory Graduate Student Awards
May 12, 2021
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