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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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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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