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Professor John Zilcosky’s new book

John Zilcosky has just published a book together with Marlo Burks:  *The Allure of Sports in Western Culture*. Whether it is our love of chance and vicarious thrill, our need to release anxiety and aggression, or our appreciation of the … Continue reading

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Dr. Jill Scott -Vice-President, Academic Affairs, of the University of Ottawa

.. Appointment of Provost and Vice-President, Academic Affairs The Board of Governors has approved the appointment of Dr. Jill Scott as Provost and Vice-President, Academic Affairs, for a five-year term, starting on September 1, 2019. Dr. Jill Scott (BA, University … Continue reading

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U of T to Confer Honorary Degree on Emeritus Professor of English and Comparative Literature J. Edward Chamberlin

U of T to Confer Honorary Degree on Emeritus Professor of English and Comparative Literature J. Edward Chamberlin Chamberlin, a U of T University Professor Emeritus of English and comparative literature and former principal of New College, is the author of 10 … Continue reading

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Sylwia Chrostowska’s book

S.D. Chrostowska’s Matches (2015) has been released in French translation as Feux croisés: Propos sur l’histoire de la survie, preface by Alexander Kluge, Les Belles Lettres/Klincksieck, 2019. Sylwia received her PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Toronto in 2007. She is Professor in Humanities and … Continue reading

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Concordia ‘circademic’ Joe Culpepper is developing new ways to practice and experience magic

From Concordia University News: “… Joseph Culpepper moved to Montreal in 2014 after completing his PhD at the University of Toronto. His dissertation in comparative literature focused on how magic effects are adapted across various storytelling media — like the … Continue reading

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Sarah Dowling’s book: Translingual Poetics

A book by Professor Sarah Dowling has appeared: Translingual Poetics: Writing Personhood Under Settler Colonialism (2018) From the University of Iowa Press website: “This lively, enlightening, and politically engaged study challenges the English-language nativism that undergirds liberal multiculturalism. The book explores … Continue reading

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Course descriptions – 2019-2020 – Tentative

FALL 2018 Comparative Literature courses are taught at the Centre for Comparative Literature, Isabel Bader Theatre, 3rd floor, Linda Hutcheon Seminar Room (BT319) unless indicated otherwise below.  … … COL 1000H FACULTY SEMINAR: THE BASIS FOR COMPARISON Instructor: S. Downling Syllabus: (click to … Continue reading

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Eva-Lynn Jagoe has been chosen as the winner of this year’s F.E.L. Priestley Prize

Professor  Eva-Lynn Jagoe has been chosen as the winner of 2018 F.E.L. Priestley Prize for the best essay published in the journal English Studies in Canada. Her essay, “Depersonalized Intimacy: The Cases of Sherry Turkle and Spike Jonze,” was deemed by … Continue reading

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Professor Ann Rigney, University of Utrecht, a Complit Alumna, has been awarded 2.5 million euros by the European Research Council for her project on The Cultural Memory of Protest in Europe. … ANN RIGNEY Prof. Ann Rigney is professor of Comparative Literature at … Continue reading

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Professor Sarah Dowling will be joining the Centre in January, 2019

Professor Sarah Dowling will be joining the Centre for Comparative Literature and Victoria College as Assistant Professor in January, 2019.  More info about Prof. Downling .

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