Making of a Poem: Timmy Straw on "Brezhnev" in The Paris Review

March 17, 2023

For their new series Making of a Poem, The Paris Review asked poets to dissect the poems they’ve published in The Paris Review's pages. Timmy Straw’s “Brezhnev” appears in their Winter issue, no. 242.

Please see the link for the interview, and for the poem.

TIMMY STRAW writes on 'Intuition's Ear: On Kira Muratova" in the Paris Review

March 09, 2023

Timmy Straw is a poet, musician, and translator. Their poems “Brezhnev” and “Oracle at Dog” appear in the Paris Review's new Winter issue, no. 242.

See Timmy's article, January, 27, 2023, in The Paris Review on Kira Muratova at

Old Stacks, New Leaves: The Arts of the Book in South Asia edited by Sonal Khullar

January 15, 2023

In the twenty-first century, debates on the future of books and print culture have intensified with the rise of digital technologies, and the contemporary art world has witnessed an explosion of interest in the book form. Amid this artistic and intellectual activity, there has been little scrutiny of book arts in South Asia and their particular ontologies, histories, and genealogies. This volume weaves together scholarly essays, original artistic projects, and works of creative nonfiction to trace a history of illustrated books in South Asia from 1100 CE to the present.

Anirudh Karnick wins Khashu Award for Tagore Studies

November 11, 2022

Anirudh Karnick has won the 2022 Khashu Award for Tagore Studies for his project, Tears Softening Pebbles:Tagore in the Making of Modern Hindi Poetry.

Professor Liliane Weissberg receives honorary degree from the University of Graz

November 02, 2022

Professor Weissberg had received an honorary degree from the University of Graz this July, 2022, the first woman in the Humanities to be so honored.

Professor Ania Loomba honored with the Charles Homer Haskins Prize

October 28, 2022
Professor Ania Loomba honored

Comp Lit graduates to begin new job positions

June 30, 2022

Veronique Charles has received a 3-year post doc from Columbia University's Society of Fellows.

Lucas de Lima will be Visiting Assistant Professor in creative writing at Holyoke.

Bryan Norton has received a three-year post doc from the Mellon Society of Fellows at Stanford University.

Cory Knudson will be Visiting Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Eckerd College.

Zain Mian has been offered a tenure track position as Professor of Urdu at the University of Toronto to begin July 2023.

Rachel Salas Rivera's poem is title for Whitney Museum's exhibit no existe un mundo poshuracán: Puerto Rican Art in the Wake of Hurricane Maria

May 26, 2022

no existe un mundo poshuracán: Puerto Rican Art in the Wake of Hurricane Maria is organized to coincide with the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Maria—a category 5 storm that hit Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017. The exhibition explores how artists have responded to the transformative years since that event by bringing together more than fifty artworks made over the last five years by an intergenerational group of more than fifteen artists from Puerto Rico and the diaspora.