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Aug 15, 2014
I draw your attention to Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, "The Future of Reading?  Memories and Thoughts toward a Genealogical Approach," in the summer 2014 issue of Boundary 2:  An International Journal of Literature and Culture, which many of you will remember hearing as a How I Think about Literature talk.
May 30, 2013
Last Thursday, May 23rd 2013, the DLCL's Comparative Literature department celebrated their annual year-end event, the Spring Fête. This year, we convened at Vino Locale, a small wine bar in downtown Palo Alto. The Division would like to thank Professor David Palumbo-Liu for organizing the event once more. Faculty, staff, and graduate students were all able to wind down, and enjoy some good food, wine, and live music. This year marks the end of Professor Palumbo-Liu's tenure as director of the Comparative Literature department. Palumbo-Liu notes, "I'm particularly...
Jun 21, 2012
Crossings is the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages annual publication highlighting the Division's graduates.  Included in this year's Crossings publication are personal essays from many of the DLCL graduates, as well as an update from the Division Chair and an update on the DLCL Research Unit.  You can download a .pdf of this years Crossings by clicking on the link below. As always, thank you to our donors.
May 03, 2012
The DLCL is pleased to announce that Russell Berman, Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities, with appointments in German Studies and Comparative Literature, has been granted an award of $125,000 by The Teagle Foundation for the project, “Graduate Student and Faculty Collaborative Teaching in the Humanities.” Building on the success of an earlier Teagle grant, this generous award will expand and sustain a program focused on deepening preparation of graduate students for teaching and enhancing the quality of undergraduate learning in classes taught by faculty and graduate...
Oct 26, 2011
Oct 17, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht on "How I Think about Literature": "How I Think (and Write) about What We Feel When We Read (Literatur​e)" Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Albert Guerard Professor of Literature at Stanford Universityand widely known as “Sepp” among friends, colleagues and within the DLCL, began his speech for the DLCL’s ongoing lecture series “How I Think about Literature” with an observation about how he reads literature. Sepp described his initiation into American academia in the early ‘80s as a “culture shock”;...
Aug 17, 2010
25 Jun 2008The 2007-08 Best Scholarly Undergraduate Essay Prize went to Carlos Fonseca (Class of '09, Comparative Literature) for his paper "'La Poesía que buscamos…': A propósito del Manifiesto 'Sobre una Poesía sin Pureza' de Pablo Neruda". This prize is awarded annually by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese to a student or students who have written an outstanding scholarly or creative paper. We congratulate Fonseca for his excellent work and look forward to his continued academic success.