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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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Daniel Perry’s second book “Nobody Looks That Young Here”

Daniel Perry’s second book of short stories, Nobody Looks That Young Here, will be published on April 1 by Guernica Editions. Daniel completed his MA at the Centre in 2007.

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Professor John Zilcosky has been elected the recipient of a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award

Professor John Zilcosky  has been elected the recipient of a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award. The Bessel award is conferred in recognition of lifetime achievements in research. It is awarded to mid-career scholars (up to 18 years after the PhD … Continue reading

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Eva Kushner’s newly appeared volume of L’Époque de la Renaissance

Tome II: La nouvelle culture (1480–520) sous direction de Eva Kushner, University of Toronto. La nouvelle culture (1480-1520) vient compléter la sous-série Renaissance de l’ « Histoire comparée des littératures de langues européennes », ce qui ne nuit en rien à sa vocation unique; … Continue reading

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Honours: Ann Komaromi, AATSEEL Best Book Award

Professor Ann Komaromi’s recent book, Uncensored: Samizdat Novels and the Quest for Autonomy in Soviet Dissidence (Northwestern UP, 2015), has been selected as the winner of the 2016 American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages Prize for Best Book in Literary/Cultural … Continue reading

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Honour: Linda Hutcheon, 2016 Lorne Pierce Medal

Congratulations to Professor Linda Hutcheon, whose career and contributions to Canadian literature and literary criticism  have been recognized by the Royal Society of Canada with the 2016 Lorne Pierce Medal, which is awarded biennially for an “achievement in critical or imaginative … Continue reading

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Congratulations: Antonio Viselli, University of Canterbury (NZ)

Congratulations to Antonio Viselli (PhD 2013) who has taken up a position as Lecturer of French at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.

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New Book: John Zilcosky, Uncanny Encounters (February 2016)

John Zilcosky’s new book, Uncanny Encounters: Literature, Psychoanalysis, and the End of Alterity, has been published by Northwestern University Press. Professor Zilcosky discusses the project with U of T News. Around 1900, when the last blank spaces on their maps were … Continue reading

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