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  • "Multilingualism" and "monolingualism" are notions that appear clear-cut, uncontested and normative. But are they? In this course, we will examine the rise (and fall) of multilingualism and its others - especially monolingualism-to sharpen our understand of these terms' use and implications. Where and when did they emerge historically? Whom do they benefit or harm socially? What do they mean theoretically?  What challenges to they pose to writing, translation? The global traffic of texts,...

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  • US history is a Pandora's box. There has never been a better moment to open it

    Past controversy has often been diluted. After Trump’s victory, there’s a real opportunity to discuss what counts as history and the role it plays in democracy

    In divided cold war-era Germany, the last thing that an eminent historian of fascism would have hoped to do was scandalize. But scandalize Ernst Nolte did. The title of his essay The Past that Will Not Pass, published in the prominent...

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  • Welcome to Comparative Literature (COLT)!

    Comparative Literature is a challenging interdisciplinary program that gathers the best faculty from across campus in promoting the study of literatures in different languages as well as the relationship between literature and other spheres of human activity. It also embraces broader inquiry into the relationship between literature and other disciplines and practices, such as the visual and performing arts, philosophy, history...

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  • The United Nations estimates that there are about 232 million international migrants worldwide. Many have been forced to leave their homes because of poverty, global conflicts, and natural disasters. To help students understand the causes and effects of migration, Silvia Spitta, the Robert E. Maxwell Professor of Arts and Sciences has teamed up with...

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  • Congratulations on a job well done to all the COLT MA Graduate students!

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017
    Thornton Hall, room 105
    5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Graduate Director: Gerd Gemünden
    Chair: David LaGuardia

    Panel 1
    Moderator: Sughey Ramirez

    • Prashansa Taneja:  "What's at Stake When Wearing a Sari in Italy?: Indian Migrant Femininity in Sonali Dasgupta's Altro Mondo."
    • Hannah Doermann: Beyond Diversity in Young Adult Fiction: Neoliveral...
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  • Fifteen students and alumni have been offered Fulbright scholarships this year—the largest class of Dartmouth Fulbrights since 2014, according to Jessica Smolin, assistant dean for scholarship advising.
    “I congratulate all of this year’s Fulbright recipients,” says Smolin. “This is an exciting time for the Fulbright at Dartmouth—we have more resources than ever to support students through the application process, including a new Fulbright adviser, Holly Taylor. I encourage all students...

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  • Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 4:30 pm, Haldeman 41
    Reception to follow
    This event is free and open to the public!
    Sponsored by the Comparative Literature Program

    Forms of the Informal: Modernist Poetry, Urbanism, and Street Life in 1920s Brazil
    Bruno Carvalho, Dartmouth College, Comparative Literature Program '04 and Princeton University

    The protagonists will be the writer Manuel Bandeira, the French planner Alfred Agache, and Le Corbusier.

    BIO...

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  • Thursday, February 23, 2017, 4:30pm-6:00pm, 206 Dartmouth Hall
    Lecture given by Andreas Gailus is an Associate Professor of German at the University of Michigan
    The literary writings of the young Gottfried Benn are replete with images of anatomical dismemberment and biological decay, while simultaneously pushing the limits of linguistic expression. The talk suggests that this confluence of naturalism and avantgarde experimentation is the result of Benn’s critical engagement with...

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  • Early on in her Dartmouth experience, German studies major Veronica Williamson ’17 did a research internship that turned out to be less fulfilling than she had hoped. “I was sort of just drilling down into this dark hole in the internet, and I felt very isolated in that,” she says.

    But Williamson didn’t lose her interest in research. Fortunately, she found a mentor in Irene Kacandes, the Dartmouth Professor of German Studies and Comparative Literature—and was able to contribute to a...

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  • Seven Lessons I Learned From Studying the Holocaust and How They Can Help Us Cope with the Disgrace of Our Times
    Irene Kacandes, Dartmouth College

    Saturday, November 5, 2016, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Moore Hall B03

    This event is free and open to the public!

    Sponsored by the Comparative Literature Program and the Leslie Center for the Humanities

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