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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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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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