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Jun 30, 2022
  Sarah Prodan, Assistant Professor of French and Italian addressed the graduates at the DLCL 2022 Commencement on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at Dinkelspiel Auditorium with the following speech: "Hello, and a warm congratulations to our graduates! My name is Sarah Prodan, and I am a faculty member in the Department of French and Italian. It is my pleasure and my honor to speak to you on behalf of the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages. In preparing for today, I contemplated many different addresses. Some of them humorous. One of them titled “Of Unicorns”:  not the...
Feb 02, 2021
Russell Berman, Professor of German Studies and Comparative Literature, has received a grant from Stanford HAI for an Ethics and AI Project. Professor Berman will mentor Muhammad Yusuf Khattak, a Stanford undergraduate student. Opening the Loop is the tentative name for a documentary film being directed and produced by Muhammad Khattak (Stanford) and Joe Khoury (California Institute of the Arts). It is being produced under the guidance of Dr. Ruth Starkman, Professor Russell Berman, and Professor Gary Mairs (CalArts). The film seeks to critically interrogate how broader issues...
Jun 11, 2020
Cécile Alduy, Professor of French Literature and Culture and Chair of the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, recently wrote an article for The Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University regarding gender and the COVID-19 pandemic. The article, "The Elephant in the Room is a Homeschooled Toddler (and Sometimes Three)" was published by The Clayman Institute on June 4, 2020.
Jun 05, 2020
It is with utter pain, rage and disgust at the abhorrent murder of George Floyd and the countless other victims of racism and targeted police violence that precede it that I write in the name of the DLCL community.   The DLCL stands in solidarity and compassion with all the communities that are hurt, threatened, unsafe, discriminated against just because they were born one color, rather than another, in one family instead of another, or, since racism goes hand in hand with misogyny, homophobia and other kinds of despicable bigotry, because of their sex, gender, origin, nationality, age...
Oct 29, 2019
Parwana Fayyaz, one of our Comparative Literature alumna, is the winner of the Forward Prize 2019.   She has won the 2019 Forward Prize for the best single poem for ‘Forty Names,’ which portrays the collective experience of struggle and sacrifice of 40 women who jump off a cliff to preserve their honour. The Forward Arts Foundation promotes poetry and supports talent in the UK and Ireland through the National Poetry Day, the Forward Prizes for Poetry and the Forward Book of Poetry.   Read more:
Oct 17, 2019
Two DLCL undergraduates, Isabelle Carpenter (Comparative Literature and International Relations) and Clara Romani (French and History), have been named Hume Humanities Honors Fellows at the Stanford Humanities Center for the 2019-20 academic year.   Every year, eight Hume fellows are selected by a Stanford Humanities Center committee after being nominated by their faculty advisors. Each fellow receives a stipend for research funding and an individual desk in the Humanities Center office; most importantly, fellows participate in specially tailored group activities both with their...