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Mark Amerika screens "Immobilié" (Oct 16, 2013)

The Department of Comparative Literature presents the screening of "the world's first feature-length mobile phone art film," Mark Amerika's Immobilité, to be followed by a Q&A session with the artist.

Mark Amerika is an internationally renowned artist/writer/media theorist and professor in Digital arts at the Department of Arts and Art History at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His "avant-pop" digital art (re)mixes popular and mass media culture with an avant-garde spirit. Immobilité takes this mix to heart by exploring the possibilities offered by the low-tech materiality of an ordinary mobile camera to create a highbrow narrative and stunning audio- visual product. Immobilité explores relationships between images, bodies, landscapes and movements to tell a story of intersubjective blurring.

The event, which is cosponsored by the Department of Art History, takes place on October 16 from 4:40-7:40 in LT 1506

Undergraduate Program

Over the past 5 years (2010-14), 69 students graduated with a major in Comparative Literature.

Congratulations

 Congratulations to Sarah Hur for entering graduate school at Columbia University's Teacher's College per fall 2014.

Graduate Program

Annual Graduate Conference

Each spring, the Comparative Literature M.A. and Ph.D. students organize a graduate conference that stands out for its distinctive keynote speakers and international contributors. Typically addressing topics related to interdisciplinarity, the conference continues to attract broad attention from students and scholars throughout the humanities, arts, and social sciences. For more information on the annual graduate conference, click here.

British Women Writers Conference 2014

The 22nd annual British Women Writers Conference, "Reflections," was held June 19-21, 2014 in downtown Binghamton. Committee co-chairs included Comparative Literature Ph.D. candidates Angela Runciman, Kristine Jennings, Kerstin Petersen, Natalia Andrievskikh, English Ph.D. students Heather Dorn and Sanghee Lee, and faculty mentor Gisela Brinker-Gabler. More information about the BWWA and the annual BWWC is available at britishwomenwriters.org.

Congratulations

Congratulations to Kristine Jennings on being hired fall 2014 as Visiting Assistant Professor of World Literature at Appalachian State University in North Carolina.

Congratulations to Matt Applegate on being hired fall 2014 as Assistant Professor in English and Director of the Writing Concentration at Molloy College.

Awards

Tamkin Hussain received the University award for Excellence in Teaching for 2010/2011.

Erin Riddle received the University Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Service & Outreach for 2010/2011.

Graduate Student Papers

Ken Roon's essay "John Rechy's Borderless City of Night" was published in The Idea of the City: Early Modern and Post-Modern Locations and Communities, edited by John Fitzpatrick, Cambridge Scholars Press, Newcastle upon Tyne (UK), 2009.

Alison Heney's article "Seeking the Ancient Spirit in Modern Art: A Comparative Consideration of Wassily Kandinsky, Jane Harrison and Virginia Woolf" was published in Issue 27 of the peer-reviewed journal genre: "Ancient and Modern Narrative" issued by the Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics at CSULB.

Alison Heney's paper, "Because the last room is his room': 'Bluebeard' and Ingeborg Bachmann's Malina," was nominated to be considered for the 2008 Horst Frenz prize of the ACLA. She gave this paper at the 2008 ACLA meeting. The prize includes a $250.00 gift certificate for books and a $250.00 travel grant to attend the following year's ACLA conference, as well as publication of the paper in the Yearbook of Comparative and General Literature.

Recent Placements

Kristine Jennings has been hired fall 2014 as Visiting Assistant Professor of World Literature at Appalachian State University in North Carolina.

Matt Applegate started as Assistant Professor in English and Director of the Writing Concentration at Molloy College in fall 2014.

Cheikh Thiam was appointed tenure-track Assistant Professor of French and African Studies at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

Kim Allen Gleed was appointed Associate Professor of English at Harrisburg Area Community College (Harrisburg Campus).

Amy Smith was appointed tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas.

Jeongyun Ko was appointed Visiting Professor at the Department of English of Kutztown University, Kutztown, Pennsylvania.

Markus Zisselsberger was appointed tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida.

Ben Van Wyke, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Translation Studies at University of Purdue and Indiana, Indianapolis.

Dissertation Defenses 2009-2014

2014 Applegate, Matthew The Imperatives of Guerrilla Discourse: Partisanship, Power, and the Aesthetics of Resistance
     
2014 Riddle, Erin (TRIP) Domesticating Memory: Jana Hensel and Rigoberta Menchú in Translation
     
2014 Atamer, Esra Gilbert Simondon: Physical, Vital, and Collective Individuations Through Transductive Articulation of Sciences
     
2014 Jennings, Kristine Narcissistic Sensibilities: The Erotics of an Imaged Self in English and German Novels of the Eighteenth Century
     
2014 Nubukpo, Ayao (TRIP) Reconstructing Blackness: The Harlem Renaissance Movement (1920s) and Negritude (1930s)
     
2013  Mahasneh, Anjad (TRIP) Translation Training in the Jordanian Context: Curriculum Evaluation in Translator Education
     
2013 Palma Moya, Domingo (TRIP)      Writing the Stereoscopic and Cosmopolitan Future: Ariel Dorfman and the Interconnectedness Between Translation and Self-Translation
     
2013 Al-Ashoor, Arif (TRIP) Philosophy and the Politics of Poetry in Relation to Translation of Al-Mutannabi's Poetry
     
2013 Wang, Linda (TRIP) Translating Totality in Parts: An Annotated Translation of Chengguan's Commentaries and Subcommentaries to the Huayanjing, Fascicle I
     
2013 Beliakova, Natallia  Russian "Madness" in English Translation: Reading Dostoevsky's Madmen from the Translator's Point of View
     
2013 Alhossary, Riham (TRIP) Politics of Translating Arab Women Writers into English
     
2013 Ramirez Giraldo, Juan The Politics of Irony and Allegory in Postmodern and Postcolonial Discourse and in Contemporary Colombian Literature
     
2012 Morris, Jon (TRIP) Thanks for Nothingness: The Translators and Critics Who Brought Existentialism to America
     
2012 Dewey, Bryan The Key to the Garden of Eden, or, the way to Apocalypse
     
2012 Addrayhem, A. A. (TRIP) Culture in the Service of Another: Implementing the West in Saudi Literature
     
2012 Canete-Jurado, V. (TRIP) Translating the Myth. Theater, Ideology, Translation
     
2012 Miletich, M. J. (TRIP) Reading Gender in Translation: Translator's Intervention in Isaac Chochron's Pronombres Personales
     
2012 Sevik, G. B. Aesthetics and Modern Poetry: Mood, Musicality, and Imagery in the Poems of Dickinson, Hopkins, Trakl
     
2012 Gozacan, Gulru Species Being and Biophilosophy in Marx, Deleuze, and Guatarri
     
2012 Haber, Ana Ethics of Tragic Heroism: oral Autonomy as Lawgiving Rebellion in Kant, Hegel and Kafka
     
2012 Hwang, A. H. The Language-Experience: Experiencing Language
     

2011

Latzo, Steven N. The Emergence of Latin American Subaltern Studies and Gramscian Dismay
     

2011

Sabri, Yara (TRIP) The Politics of Translation and the Search for a National Identity: A Translation of Maha Al Qasrawi's The Cry
     

2011

Kasap, Cagri The Anacoluthon of a Libertinage: The Question of Literary Value and Some Works of Phillippe Sollers
     

2011

Jansen, Michelle For-Giving: The Economy of the Revenant

 

   

2011

Heney, Alison Fairy Tales, Modernisms and Grotesqueries: The Art of Virginia Woolf, Djuna Barnes and Ingeborg Bachmann
     

2011

Sak, Taras The Art of Escape: Herman Melville's Bachelor Machines, 1850-57
     

2010

Mahoney, Brendan Thomas Listening to Things: Eco-Poetics in Wittgenstein, Heidegger, and Stevens
     

2010

Lopez, Nelson J. Translating Salarruè: Cultural Evolution, Memory and Indigenuos Ancestry in the Savadoran Spanish of Today
     

2010

Barbaza, Raniela An Orosipon Kan Bikolnon: Interrupting the Philippine Nation
     

2010

Kabwila Kapasula, Jessie Transnational Feminist Agency in African and Afro-Diasporic Fiction and Film
     

2010

Demir-Atay, Hivren Reading Beyond Psychoanalysis: Transference Effect of Literature

 

   
2010 Amorim, Lauro Blackness, Translation and the (In)Visible: Harryette Mullen's Poetry in Brazilian Portuguese
     
2010 Ertuna, Irmak The Avante-Garde and the Politics of Revolution: From Dada into Surrealism, 1919-1931
     
2010 Friday, Julia The Composition of Memory, Public Record and Archive: Czechoslovakia from the Prague Spring to the Velvet Revolution
     

2009

Harris, Mark The Continuity of Readings: Thematic Approaches to the Short Fiction of Julio Cortazar
     
2009 Timmsen Amory, Carolyn

Human Vocality: Monody, Magic, and Mind

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