News & Events

  • 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




  • May 29th 5:00-7:30
    Dartmouth Hall 217

    Ava P. Tichenor
    Through Hell and High Water: The Southern Louisiana Trickster Narrative as an Ontology of Resilience
    Advisors: Gerd Gemünden Professor of German Studies
    Professor of Film and Media Studies and Professor of Comparative Literature The Sherman Fairchild Professor in the Humanities and Garnet Kindervater Lecturer of Geography

    Timothy Messen...

  • 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...

  • Wednesday, May 16th : 5 PM – 8 PM

    Bartlett 201

    Opening Remarks by Klaus Mladek, 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...