Comparative Literature Program
6051 Reed Hall, Room 201
Hanover, NH 03755
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Telephone: (603) 646-2912
Fax: (603) 646-9288
James Hoffman, a Comparative Literature major who graduated with High Distinction in 1982, died in a car crash the summer after his graduation...the result of a drunk driver. His thesis, "The Political Connection in Literature: A Study of Four Socialist Novels" reflects James' social awareness and interest in socialism. He was a very caring individual and at the time of his death was working with alcoholics as a volunteer. James' family and colleagues in Comparative Literature established this memorial lecture to host scholars who reflect James' vision of literature as a means of social change.
Lecturer: David Eng, University of Pennsylvania
Wednesday, October 1, 2014, Rockefeller 3, 4:30 pm
Lecturer: David Eng, 2nd in from lower left above
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"Corruptions of Memory: Crisis of Post-Holocaust Remembrance in France since 1990" by Richard J. Golsan
Tuesday, March 5, 2013, Sanborn House, Wren Room, at 4:00 pm
Sponsored by Departments of English, Comparative Literature, French and Italian, and History, Dartmouth College, Winter 2013
The Comparative Literature Program is pleased to welcome Anne-Marie McManus who will present her lecture: "Archives of a Second Renaissance: Towards A Theory of Arabic Literature in Morocco"
Wednesday, January 16, 2013, Rockefeller Class of 1930 Room, 4:30 PM
Speaker: Peter Brooks, Sterling Professor of Comparative Literature at Yale University and Mellon Visiting Professor at Princeton University
Peter Brooks is an interdisciplinary scholar whose work cuts across French and English literature, law, and psychoanalysis. He has published on narrative and narrative theory, on the 19th and 20th century novel, mainly French and English, and, more recently, on the interrelations of law and literature. He is the author of several books, including “Reading for the Plot” (1984); “Psychoanalysis and Storytelling” (1994); “Troubling Confessions: Speaking Guilt in Law and Literature” (2000); “Realist Vision” (2005); “Henry James goes to Paris” (2007). He co-edited with Paul Gewirth “Law’s Stories” (1996); and with Alex Woloch, “Whose Freud?” (2000). His essays and reviews have appeared in New York Times, The New Republic, Times Literary Supplement, The Nation, London review of Books, Critical Inquiry, New Literary History, Yale Law Journal, and elsewhere. He is currently at work on a project called “The Enigma of Identity.”
Friday May 20 to Saturday May 21: This conference focuses on a 15th-century manuscript of British history, purchased by Rauner Special Collections in 2006. Previously in private hands, the manuscript contains a unique narrative of British history from the Trojans to King Arthur to Henry V. The conference will assess the Dartmouth “Brut” on its own terms and in relation to broader traditions. Free and open to all.
In conjunction with the conference, a group of undergraduate students have curated a manuscript exhibit at Rauner Library. “Bringing out the Leaves: Manuscripts and Their Meaning” is open now through June 30.
Major Sponsors: Dartmouth College Library; Leslie Humanities Center
Co-sponsors: Comparative Literature, English, and History; Associate Dean of Arts and Humanities; Associate Dean of International and of Interdisciplinary Studies
Renowned Architect Teddy Cruz will deliver the annual Hoffman Lecture on Tuesday, May 17th at 4:00 p.m. in Rockefeller Center III. This event is sponsored by Comparative Literature, Geography, and the Hood Museum of Art
Regius Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Glasgow and Honorary Professor of the University of Kent, at Canterbury
Publications include: Coleridge and Wordsworth: The Poetry of Growth (1970), Victorian Fantasy (1978), Origins of Narrative: the Romantic Appropriation of the Bible (1996), Narrative, Science and Religion: Fundamentalism versus Irony 1700-1999 (2002) and Modernity and the Reinvention of Tradition: Backing into the Future (2009)
presents a lecture on New Multi-Lingual Anthology of European Romanticism, titled
"How Many Tongues Did Romanticism Have?"
This lecture is co-sponsored by the Comparative Literature Program, the Leslie Center for the Humanities, the Departments of German Studies, Spanish & Portuguese, Russian, and French & Italian.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 4:30 p.m.
Location: Rockefeller Center 1
Welcome Back: The Humanities as Civic Education
Cosponsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities
Professor Doris Sommer
Ira Jewell Williams Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Director of the Cultural Agency Initiative at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies,
Thursday, April 14, 2011, 4:30 PM
Location: Haldeman 041
Victoria Juharyan Oblomov, Hegel, and Circles of Time and Structure Advisor: John Kopper
Lara Roizen A Theory of Musicality: Verlaine's Rhythmic Influence on Debussy Advisor: John Kopper
Johanna Meyer The Clinic in the Playhouse Advisors: Klaus Mladek and Elizabeth Carpenter-Song
Darrah Lustig The Task of the Survivor in Ruth Kluger's weiter leben (1992) and STILL ALIVE (2001) Advisor: Yuliya Komska
Kristal Bivona Greater than Zero: Censorship and the Missing Pages of Ignácio de Loyola Brandão's Zero Advisors: Rodolfo Franconi and David LaGuardia
Amber Gode Lying by Omission? A Comparative Analysis of Jorge Luis Borges’s Palmeras salvajes and William Faulkner’s Wild Palms Advisors: Silvia Spitta, Elizabeth Polli
Elizabeth Gray Paintbrushes to Pixels: Poetry Publication in the Cartonera and Virtual Commons Advisors: Silvia Spitta and Jessica Smolin
Roy Guzman Assembling Tiles, Exploding Roofs: The Home in Octavio Paz’s Basho An and Elizabeth Bishop’s Jerónimo’s House Advisors: Melissa Zeiger, Raul Bueno, and Zachary Finch
David Dulceany Angels in the Mirror: Performance and Speech Acts in Sab by Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda Advisors: Antonio Gomez and Gretchen Gerzina
Thursday, May 13th, 2010---4:00pm Haldeman---041
William Egginton, Professor and Chair, Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures, Johns Hopkins University
Professor Egginton is the Chair of the Department of German & Romance Languages and Literatures, The Johns Hopkins University. He teaches courses on Spanish and Latin American literature, literary theory, and the relation between literature and philosophy. His most recent book is "The Theater of Truth: The Ideology of (Neo)Baroque Aesthetics," (Stanford, 2010). He is also the author of: "The Philosopher¹s Desire," (Stanford, 2007); "A Wrinkle in History," (Davies Group, 2007); "Perversity and Ethics," (Stanford, 2006); and "How the World Became a Stage," (SUNY, 2003). Professor Egginton is co-editor of "The Pragmatic Turn in Philosophy," (SUNY, 2004), and his next book, "An Uncertain Faith: Fundamentalism, Atheism, and Religious Moderation," will appear later this year with Columbia University Press.
The aim of his talk is to derive a theory of everyday fundamentalism, i.e., fundamentalism not limited to the religious variety, from a series of fictional texts by the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges. The title comes from the postdated postscript he wrote to his 1941 story, "Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis tertius," which contains his most explicit articulation of this theory. The lecture will seek to explain Borges' approach to this issue and its potential relevance to contemporary debates around atheism and fundamentalism.
Co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and the Department of Comparative Literature, Dartmouth College
Haiti & Universal History lecture with Susan Buck-Morss of Cornell University
May 10, 2010
5:30 pm at Kreindler Auditorium, Haldeman 041
Sponsored by Comparative Literature and the Leslie Center for the Humanities, with additional support from African American Studies, Geography, and Sociology.
Wednesday, April 28 @ 5 PM
Reed Hall room 212
The COLT MA students would like to invite you to a late-afternoon
meeting in which we share our favorite poems. Please bring one poem
-- from any period, in any language -- to read to the group. Original
poetry is also welcome!
Light refreshments will be served.
Questions? Please contact Charif.Shanahan@dartmouth.ed
4:30 PM to 6 PM
Location: Arthur M. Loew Auditorium
This lecture by Susan Meiselas, a retrospective view of her career and the exhibition on view at the Hood Museum of Art, is co-sponsored by the Comparative Literature Program, the Hood Museum of Art, and the Leslie Center for the Humanities.
Wednesday, April 14 2010 @ 4 pm
Kreindler Auditorium Haldeman 041
The talk explores the crisis of embodying the enemy after 9/11; the persistent presence of photography in the scene of torture; the pornography-made-them-do-it rationale; why modern states photograph and archive their own atrocities; why the torture of women and children at U.S. prisons abroad is still a state secret. In cooperation with the Program of Comparative Literature. Free and open to all.
Anne McClintock is the Simone de Beauvoir Professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies at UW-Madison. She is the author of Imperial Leather. Race, Gender and Sexuality in the Colonial Context; co-editor of Dangerous Liaisons; author of short biographies of Olive Schreiner and Simone de Beauvoir, and of a monograph on madness, sexuality and colonialism. She has written widely on issues of gender and sexuality; imperialism, race, and nationalism; and visual culture. She is currently working on a new book called Paranoid Empire. Specters Beyond Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib (Duke University Press). She is completing a creative non-fiction book Skin Hunger. A Chronicle of Sex, Desire and Money (Jonathan Cape) and Planet of Intimate Tresspass. Essays on Sexuality and Power in a Global Era (Routledge). Her work has been translated into French, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Taiwanese, Mandarin and Japanese.
Sponsored by the Comparative Literature Program and the Leslie Center for the Humanities.
"Are You the Puerto Rican Girl Who Wants to Study Sanskrit?
Race Affirmative Action and the Study of the Other"
President of International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA)
Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Georgia
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Silsby Hall 113
Co-sponsored by The Leslie Center for the Humanities
"Translating Cervantes" with Award Winning Translator, Edith Grossman
May 13, 2009 at 4 pm in Haldeman room 041
Interested students are invited to a discussion on translation with Edith Grossman, on
Wednesday, May 14 at 1 pm in the Treasure Room at Baker Library. Materials will
be available after May 1 in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese (Dartmouth Hall Room 205).
Sponsored by the Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese
Co-Sponsored by The Leslie Center for the Humanities, The Dickey Center for International Understanding, and the Comparative Literature and LALACS Programs
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Annual Zantop Lecture and Dedication of Zantop Gardens
Lecture with Marianne Hirsch and Leo Spitzer
School Pictures and Their Afterlives
Lecture starts at 4 pm followed by the 5:15 pm dedication speeches in Steele 006
6 pm groundbreaking ceremony at the Zantop Garden with Jim and Susan Wright, with a reception in Fairchild Atrium.
Free and open to the public
Co-sponsored by The Leslie Center for the Humanities
"Praying to the Devil: Resistance & Affirmation in Trinadad Carnival"
Lecture with Milla Riggio
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Carpenter Hall room 13
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