News & Events

  • 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.


  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Friday, November 4th, 2016

    Arrival of guests at Hanover Inn

    5:00 PM: Opening remarks David LaGuardia, Chair of Comparative Literature
    B03, Moore Auditorium (all events will be held here)

    5:15-7:00 PM Panel 1

    Kelly McConnell, “'Dois-je oublier?': Duty, Love and Obsession in the Plays of Jean Racine.”

    Victoria Juharyan, “The Cognitive Value of Love in Tolstoy.”

    Elizabeth Gray, “My Country is a Zombie: Protests of the Living Dead...

  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016, Haldeman 041, 4:00 – 7:00 pm

    Matthew Greene  (Advisor: Michael McGillen)

    Andrew Molboski  (Advisor: Nancy Canepa)

    Huanming Pan  (Advisor: Peter Travis)

    Qingyu Wang  (Advisor: Peter Travis)

    Shannon Welch  (Advisors: Dennis Washburn, Rodolfo Franconi, Carlos Minchillo

    Yucheng Li  (Advisor: Melissa Zeiger)

    Wednesday, May 25, 2016 , Haldeman 041

    4:00 – 7:00 pm

    Danielle Smith  (Advisor: Yuliya Komska)...

  • Award-winning Ukrainian poet and translator Iryna Shuvalova, GR ’14, has been named a Gates Cambridge Scholar for 2016. huvalova plans to earn a PhD in Slavonic studies, focusing on how armed conflict and post-conflict trauma have informed the Ukrainian oral poetic tradition.

    The Gates Cambridge Scholarship was created in 2000 through an endowment gift from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to Cambridge University that aims “to build a global network of future leaders committed to...

  • Workers Without Bodies: A Feminist Critique of Labor on the Internet
    Lecturer: Lisa Nakamura, University of Michigan
    Tuesday, May 10, 2016, Moore B03, 4:00 pm
    Reception to follow

    Sexism and racism continue to pervade Internet content and interaction, and the labor of moderating it falls to women and people of color.  This presentation traces the history of feminist call-out culture on the Internet to its roots in woman of color feminist activism and...

  • “Many digital humanities projects at Dartmouth have included research that connects emerging technologies to significant social issues in our times, with vast implications well beyond academia,” says Michelle Warren, a professor of comparative literature and the project lead for the digital humanities and social engagement cluster. “With this cluster, Dartmouth will gain further prominence by focusing the creativity of a...