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  • Translating the Odyssey Again: How and Why
    Thursday, January 24, 2019, 4:30 pm
    Rockefeller 001 (tentative)

    Why translate the Odyssey into English yet again, when there have already been almost seventy translations into our language?  Prof. Wilson will discuss her working process and goals with this project, from questions of verse form and meter, pacing, style, word choice to narrative perspective, focalization and point of view.  She will discuss her vision of this...

  • Iryna Shuvalova, COLT MA Graduate D'14 was born in Kyiv, Ukraine, in 1986. She published three collections of poems in Ukrainian, and her first book of poetry in English translation is due in 2019 with Lost Horse Press. Iryna’s poetry has been translated into nine languages. Recently, she was featured in the CBC Arts documentary project “Interrupt This Program: Kiev”. Currently, she’s a PhD student and a Gates Cambridge scholar at the University of Cambridge...

  • Klaus Milich @ 2A Winter Term 2019

    From Sherwood Forest to the Caribbean, this course will focus on representations of rebels, outlaws and vigilantes in difference cultural contexts, historical periods, and genres to include novels, films, drama, diaries, and opera. We will examine what legitimizes individual justice versus socially controlled jurisdiction.

    Robin Hood, the archetypal, courteous, pious and swashbuckling outlaw of the medieval era, has become an English (literary...

  • This course is a survey of the main aesthetic trends and genres that rose to prominence in Africa, Asia and Latin America during the Age of National Liberation i.e. the 1940s-1960s. The seminar will explore the relationship between literature, politics and the creation of national identity. Who are “the people” and what does it mean to become a nation? How are nationalism and sovereignty performed in the cultural sphere? What kind of utopian or dystopian worlds did the writers and artists of...

  • Material Realities, Material Matters: A Brief History of Paper and Other Writing Surfaces

    The age of paper is said to be over because so much data are digital now. Yet we are far from being a paperless society. Paper is still everywhere in our everyday lives (think money) and even in our language (“I have to write a term paper”). In this course, we will trace the media history of paper and other writing surfaces—from clay tablets, to papyrus, to Gutenberg’s letterpress, to the...

  • The Comparative Literature Master of Arts Program is a one-year interdisciplinary program
    that approaches literary study from a variety of theoretical and interpretative perspectives.
    More than 25 members from different departments actively participate in the program,
    including Middle Eastern Studies, Asian Societies, Cultures and Languages, Classics,
    English, Film and Media Studies, German Studies, French and Italian, Russian, and
    Spanish and Portuguese. The special...

  • For over twenty years, Dartmouth's Comparative Literature Program has attracted some of the best undergraduates to the comparative study of literature and culture and this year is no exeption.  In late August we welcomed nine new students to the  2018-2019 incoming graduate class of Comparative Literature.  

    More than fifty faculty members from different departments participate actively in the Program. Dartmouth combines a national leadership role in intensive language education with...

  • Welcome Class of 2022. Friday, September 7, 2017,  Reed 104, 3:00 pm

  • Studying the humanities “prepares you for a changing job market … and you do also need to train your brain to think in different ways,” Dartmouth’s Graziella Parati tells NPR during a discussion of why it’s important to study the liberal arts. Dartmouth In the News

  • The Comparative Literature Program Class of 2018 will graduate on June 10, 2018


    Ava Tichenor

    Timothy Messen

    Graduates with Masters:

    Mariana Candela

    Meghan Collins

    Yan Liu

    Marcus Pyle

    Michael Ramsey

    Raiany Romanni

    Tetiana Savchynska

    Evan Strouss

    Yihong Zhu