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Veronique Charles and Nico Fonseca named 2021-22 Dean's Scholar

January 24, 2022

Veronique Charles, Ph.D. student in the Comparative Literature and Literary Theory Program, has been named  Dean's Scholar.  Each year the School of Arts and Sciences hosts the Stephen A. Levin Family Dean’s Forum to honor outstanding students for their academic performance and intellectual promise by designating them as Dean’s Scholars.

Congratulations, Veronique!

Congratulations go to Nico Fonseca, a senior Comparative Literature Major from Florida, who has also been selected as Dean's Scholar!  

Horst S. Daemmrich, Influential German Professor and Literary Critic, Is Dead at 91

December 02, 2021
Horst S. Daemmrich, influential German Professor, dead at the age of 91.

Michael Martin Shea publishes translations in Asymptote.

November 04, 2021

Doctoral candidate Michael Martin Shea has published his translations of the Argentine poet Liliana Ponce in the translation journal Asymptote. 
 

https://www.asymptotejournal.com/poetry/liliana-ponce-fudekara/

Hilah Kohen publishes article on Race in Slavic Studies

September 10, 2021

Hilah Kohen, Katherine M. H. Reischl, Andrew Janco, Susan Grunewald, Antonina Puchkovskaia 
 

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 African Comparison with the introduction "Comparative Thinking in an Age of Corruption."  Please see link:

https://www-tandfonline-com.proxy.library.upenn.edu/toc/rsaf20/21/4?nav=tocList

She is editor of *The Cambridge Companion to Nelson Mandela*
www.cambridge.org/9781107600959

 

Comparative Literature and Literary Theory Graduate Student Awards

May 12, 2021

A.VERONIQUE CHARLES:  Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2021-22

YOONBIN CHO:  Kim Program Graduate Fellow, U Penn, 2021-22, U PENN

Zain R. Mian receives Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Graduate Student

April 06, 2021
Distinguished Teaching by a Graduate Student

Lynn Festa, Rutgers U and Comp Lit grad, wins MLA Lowell Prize

December 17, 2020
Lynn Festa, Rutgers U and Comp Lit grad, wins MLA Lowell Prize