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Northrop Frye Speakers in Spring (2021)

Northrop Frye Speakers in Spring (2021): 1.Professor Walter Mignolo, Duke University Workshop: Semiosis, Literature and Coloniality: A Decolonial Story Friday, January 15, 3-5 2. Professor Tiffany King, Georgia State University Talk/Worskhop: “The Abolitionist and Decolonial Now.” Thursday, March 11, 4-6. … Continue reading

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Our former Director and Colleague, Roland J. LeHuenen, passed away

Dear all, As you know, our former Director and Colleague, Roland J. Le Huenen, passed away last weekend, September 13, 2020  . I want to take this opportunity to pay tribute to a truly impressive scholar and dedicated academic leader … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Professor Peter W. Nesselroth

It is with great sadness that the Centre for Comparative Literature shares the news that Professor Peter W. Nesselroth, former director of the Centre, died on May 31, 2020. In Memoriam: Professor Peter W. Nesselroth It is with great sadness … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Professor Mario J. Valdés

In Memoriam: Professor Mario J. Valdés It is with great sadness that the Centre for Comparative Literature shares the news that Professor Emeritus Mario J. Valdés, a founding member and former director of the Centre, died on April 26, 2020. … Continue reading

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Take Her, She’s Yours by Eva-Lynn Jagoe is Out Now

Take Her, She’s Yours by Eva-Lynn Jagoe is Out Now The way I’m writing about splitting and holding may sound as if I thought there was a unified self, a whole duckling, that I was supposed to become. If that … Continue reading

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Art in the time of COVID-19: finding ways to render the invisible visible

Art in the time of COVID-19: finding ways to render the invisible visible “… Professor John Paul Ricco, who has borne witness to past social upheavals and health crises that have inspired artists…” … An abundance of art and creativity has … Continue reading

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The Eyelid, by Sylwia Chrostowska

We are delighted to announce the publication by Coach House Books of The Eyelid, by Sylwia Chrostowska (PhD, Comparative Literature, University of Toronto, 2006). This political novel is dedicated to the memory of Miguel Abensour. A different sort of pandemic—insomnia—sweeps … Continue reading

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Course-descriptions-2020-2021

FALL TERM COL 1000H FACULTY SEMINAR: THE BASIS FOR COMPARISON Instructor: S. Dowling Location: Seminar Room Time: Syllabus Description: COL1000H is a general introduction to comparative literature, and to contemporary theory and criticism. Its purpose is to offer all incoming M.A. and Ph.D. … Continue reading

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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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