"The Society for the Humanities thought there is no better way to kick off the year of Repair, than to begin at home."Read More
Department of Comparative Literature
The Department of Comparative Literature provides a broad range of courses in European as well as non-European literatures. Courses variously stress significant authors, themes, problems, styles, genres, historical periods, and theoretical perspectives. In cooperation with related departments in the humanities, the departmental offerings reflect current interdisciplinary approaches to literary study: hermeneutics, semiotics, deconstruction, cultural criticism, Marxism, reception aesthetics, feminism, psychoanalysis.
Klarman Fellows pursue research in any discipline in the College, including natural sciences, social sciences, humanities and the creative arts as well as cross-disciplinary fields. The application deadline is October 14.Read More
In a new book, Prof. Timothy Murray illuminates technological improvisation at the intersection of art and politics.Read More
Seed grants, student travel grants and internships totaling $355,000 in the 2021–22 academic year supported international work done by many A&S faculty and students.Read More
The Department of Comparative Literature has awarded Kun Huang the 2022 Graduate Student Teaching Award, and Praveen Tilakaratne the 2022 Graduate Student Essay Award.Read More
Cornell faculty and their community partners will tell the stories of local migrant farmworkers, use documentary film to better understand climate change and dispossession, learn how migratory birds are affected by drug trafficking and more.Read More
Naminata Diabate outlines the movement's tactics and explains how womens' protests helped end the Liberian civil war.Read More
Congratulations to Naminata Diabate who has been awarded the African Literature Association 2022 First Book Prize for her book Naked Agency: Genital Cursing and Biopolitics in Africa (Duke University Press, 2020).
Reflecting the author’s deep investment in African literature, culture, and media, the book forwards ambitious feminist arguments originating out of workshops and conversations with leading African and Euro-American scholars in the field. In its wide geographical reach, it displays a capacity to move across different modalities without losing textual detail. It synthetically brings together various contexts to present a nuanced and ambitious argument about women’s naked protests across Africa and the diaspora that are equally relevant to Euro-American biopolitical discussions.