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.
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. https://germanic.sas.upenn.edu/news/university-graz-awards-honorary-degree-liliane-weissberg
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.
May 16, 2022
Two Comparative Literature graduate students Anat Dan and Anirudh Karnick were recipients for the 2022 Sacks Program grants.
April 21, 2022
Three graduate students in Comparative Literature were awarded The Arthur M. Daemmrich and Alfred Guenther Memorial Prize this year: Angelina Eimannsberger, Itay Blumenzveig and Anat Dan. The prize, which in the past was given only to students in the Germanic Languages and Literatures Department, is now open to students in both Comparative Literature and German. Students are chosen based on their very strong faculty support, through an anonymous poll. Two undergraduates, Clarice Helfand and Christopher Schiller, were also given the prize.
April 03, 2022
Avram Alpert, a graduate of the Comparative Literature and Literary Theory Program, has written a new book The Good-Enough Life (Princeton U. Press) to be released on April 19th (North America) and June 14th (UK/Europe). The book argues that in an imperfect world, everyone should have decency and sufficiency, and no one should have too much. It looks at the far-reaching implications of that simple statement for individuals, relationships, society, and nature.