Shu-mei Shih
Berlin Bundestag
Berlin Bundestag
Rooftop Dragon in China
Rooftop Dragon in China
New York City Public Library
New York City Public Library
Jan
15
McMillan Cafe @ 6:00 pm
Feb
26
Annelise Wasmoen, translator of Can Xue's The Last Lover
TBD @ 5:00 pm
Mar
20
Poet and translator Anja Utler and Assistant Professor of German Kurt Beals
(Time tentative) @ 2:00 pm
Mar
26
Ignacio Infante, Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Spanish
TBD @ 5:00 pm

New William H. Gass fellowship and PhD track for international writers

New William H. Gass fellowship and PhD track for international writers

The Ampersand recently featured an article about professor emeritus William H. Gass, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday.  Comparative Literature director Lynne Tatlock spoke about Gass's literary influence, quoting Matthias Göritz, the first reipient of the William H. Gass fellowship who said, “I admire Gass as an essayist, translator, and storyteller; I admire him as a teacher. My colleagues across the globe and I see him as a legend. After reading his work, people are ‘infected’ and changed. It’s simple: we have to read William Gass; otherwise we’ve missed the best. I’m proud and grateful to be recognized as the first William Gass fellow. And thus not to miss the best.”
For more information about the new PhD track for international writers, see here.

Program Spotlight

About Comparative Literature and New Fellowship

Since its founding as a discipline in the nineteenth century, Comparative Literature has provided a geographically and chronologically broader perspective on the literary and cultural achievements of humankind than is possible from within the national or area literature departments alone. See here for more information.

New fellowship available for an incoming graduate student in German or Comparative Literature and Digital Humanities. See here for more information.