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  • Medievalist Michelle Warren and art historian Katie Hornstein have been named 2018 ACLS Fellows by the American Council of Learned Societies. They are among 78 fellows selected this year from about 1,150 applicants nationwide to receive the fellowship, which is one of the most prestigious honors awarded in the humanities.

    ACLS Fellowships have supported scholarship in the humanities for more than 50 years. Fellows are chosen based on “their potential to make an original and...

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  • Wednesday, May 16th : 5 PM – 8:00 PM

    Bartlett 201


    Opening Remarks by Klaus Mldek, Associate Professor of German Studies and Comparative Literature

    Moderated by Raiany Romanni and Michael Ramsey


    Yan Liu: Cracking the Old China: Karl Marx and the Chinese Civil War
    Advisor: Pamela Kyle Crossley, Professor of History and Asian and...

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  • Congratulations to Comparative Literature professors, Irene Kacandes and Yuliya Komska, who recently published Eastern Europe Unmapped: Beyond Borders and Peripheries (Berghahn Books 2017). There, they and their contributors propose that geography does not circumscribe Eastern Europe's history, culture or destiny.  The eleven chapters offer demonstrations from divergent times and places that the area's natives have consistently forged links to discontiguous lands and populations, whether...

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  • Michelle Warren, a professor of comparative literature, Sienna Craig, an associate professor of anthropology, and choreographer John Heginbotham, a lecturer in theater and director of the Dartmouth Dance Ensemble, have been awarded fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim...

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  • Ukrainian Grad Student Translates Le Carré and Ishiguro

    When Tetiana Savchynska began translating Kazuo Ishiguro’s latest novel, The Buried Giant, into her native Ukrainian, she had no inkling that the Japanese-born author, who writes in English, would win the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature.

    “When I woke up to the announcement, I wondered if my life would change a little bit,” says the professional translator, Fulbright fellow, and graduate student in...

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  • Dean of the College Rebecca Biron has decided to return to full-time research and teaching at the end of the academic year, Interim Provost David Kotz ’86 announced yesterday. She will have served three years as Dartmouth’s senior officer responsible for undergraduate academic and co-curricular life. A professor of Spanish and comparative literature and a Dartmouth faculty member since 2006, Biron says she’s proud of the work her team has done to better integrate the College’s educational...

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  • Through the generous funding of President Hanlon, six faculty members received 2018 New Directions in Humanities Scholarship and Arts Practice grants.  The six are Zahra Ayubi (Religion), Antonio Gomez (Spanish and Portuguese), Enrico Riley (Studio Art), Jeffrey Ruoff (Film and Media Studies), Nirvana Tanouki (English), and Spencer Topel (Music). Congratulations to all and good luck with your projects.

    Six members of the faculty have received...

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  • Identity and Representation in the Middle East: Narratives of Loss 
    Spring 2018 @ 2A Inst. Tarek El-Ariss                                                                     
    This interdisciplinary course lays the theoretical foundations for reflecting on the question of identity in Middle Eastern...

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  • I am now in a Ph.D. program at Duke in the Dept. of Art, Art History, &
    Visual Studies. My concentration is modern architecture and my dissertation
    is on Singapore. I have used my MA degree in Comp Lit to think about how I
    frame my research - in particular with the use of postcolonial theory. I am
    at Duke thanks in part to the suggestion and help of a prof. at Dartmouth
    with whom I took an elective art history class.
    I still keep in touch with several of my...

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  • Thursday, April 26, 2018, 5:00 pm
    Rockefeller 003
    Lecturer: Jens Andermann, New York University

    In the Flesh: Bio Art, Trans-Species Aesthetics and the Question of Technology
    Abstract
    From the teratological speculations of Arcimboldo and La Mettrie to Gothic fantasies of automata, relations between aesthetics, technology, and the limits of the human have constantly troubled as well as excited Western modernity. At...

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