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Walter Benjamin Workshops | April 20th and 21st

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, sponsored by Department of German

Friday, April 21st | University Hall 201 10 AM - 12 PM Peter Fenves (Northwestern): “An Epistemo- Promotive Program” Respondent: Hedy Cohen (Kingston University) 2...

multi-day

Summer Institute of Psychoanalysis

10:00 AM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by Comparative Literary Studies

Schedule of events The Summer Institute of Psychoanalysis addresses the impact of psychoanalytic thought on what it does not consider to...

Feb
15
2024

CLS Public Lecture: Arif Camoglu, NYU Shanghai

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, sponsored by Comparative Literary Studies

A Tale of Two Endymions: Affective Imperialism in the Romances of Keats and Galib Alongside the physical encounters between the British...

Oct
12
2023

Sex Beyond the Law

10:00 AM - 8:00 PM, sponsored by Comparative Literary Studies

SEX BEYOND THE LAW October 12, 2023 Kaplan Institute seminar room, Kresge 2351 Brought to you by the Program of Comparative Literary Studies Organized...

May
23
2023

CLS Guest Lecture: RA Judy

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Comparative Literary Studies

Middle East and North African Studies, Comparative Literary Studies, and African American Studies present R.A. JUDY, University of Pittsburgh, author of...

Apr
27
2023

CLS Guest Lecture: Lee Edelman

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, sponsored by Comparative Literary Studies

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Agora: On Queer Theory as Literary Theory A lecture by LEE EDELMAN,...

Jan
20
2023

Book Launch! Dohoney, Gottlieb, and Wolff

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, sponsored by Comparative Literary Studies

Please join the Comparative Literary Studies Program as we celebrate three of our faculty and their recent publications! Ryan Dohoney, Morton...

Nov
17
2022

Comp. Lit. Senior Colloquium

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Comparative Literary Studies

Presentations by Tomer Cherki Inbo Gottlieb-Fenves Rosalie Liu Madison McClellan Samuel Rosner

Nov
14
2022

What We’re Working on NOW

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Comparative Literary Studies

What We’re Working on NOW Please join us for the first of a new series of informal, lunchtime (brown bag) talks...

Nov
7
2022

Whither Comparative Literature?

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Comparative Literary Studies

Whither Comparative Literature? Please join the Comparative Literary Studies Program for a conversation on the futures of comparative literature. Reception to...

Oct
31
2022

Reading Workshop with Simone White

5:15 PM - 6:45 PM, sponsored by Comparative Literary Studies

SimoneWhite.com: Simone White is the author of or, on being the other woman (Duke University Press, 2022), Dear Angel of Death...

Oct
28
2022

CLS Grad Workshop with Benjamin Robinson, NYU

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Comparative Literary Studies

A discussion about Robinson’s article, “Climate Justice,” from The Germanic Review: Literature, Culture, Theory, as well as a conversation about...

Jun
3
2022

Comp. Lit. Spring Party!

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, sponsored by Comparative Literary Studies

Comp. Lit. Spring Party! Fri. 6/3  |  4pm  |  Kresge 2305 (across from Kresge Cafe)

Jun
1
2022

CLS Mariano Siskind (Harvard) Lecture

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, sponsored by Comparative Literary Studies

Cosmopolitanism and Inhospitality: Voluntarism and Melancholia in the Art and Literature of Migration Crises A lecture by Professor Mariano Siskind (Harvard) Description:  This...

May
26
2022

Yala Kisukidi [lecture]

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, sponsored by Comparative Literary Studies

workshop: Kisukidi’s work-in-progress, sponsored by Critical Theory Wed. 5/25  |  3:30pm  |  Kresge 2351 (Kaplan Institute seminar room) lecture: Black Hopes -...

May
25
2022

Yala Kisukidi [workshop]

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM, sponsored by Critical Theory

workshop: DREAMT TERRITORIES and DIASPORIC POLITICS: Art, Futurity, and Philosophy, sponsored by Critical Theory Wed. 5/25  |  3:30pm  |  Kresge 2351...

May
18
2022

Cecilia Sjöholm (Södertörn University, Stockholm)

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, sponsored by Comparative Literary Studies

Everything was Designed to Make Us Sound: Hannah Arendt and Aesthetic Judgement concert: a.pe.ri.od.ic with music by Yoko Ono, Antoine Beuger,...

Apr
29
2022

Domietta Torlasco Film Screening

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, sponsored by Comparative Literary Studies

Domietta Torlasco Film Screening  Fri. 4/29  |  7pm  |  Block Museum 

Apr
27
2022

Daniel Loick (University of Amsterdam) [workshop]

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, sponsored by Comparative Literary Studies

workshop: The Abuse of Property: From Occupy to Abolition  Wed. 4/27  |  4pm  |  Kresge 2351 (Kaplan Institute seminar room) lecture: The...

Apr
8
2022

Race and Empire [day 3]

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Comparative Literary Studies

Post45 Grad Symposium: featuring Michelle Huang (Northwestern) Fri.-Sat. 4/1-2  |  10:30am-1:30pm  |  Zoom  Fri.-Sat. 4/8-9  |  10:30am-1:30pm  |  Zoom

Apr
8
2022

Race and Empire [day 4]

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Comparative Literary Studies

Post45 Grad Symposium: featuring Michelle Huang (Northwestern) Fri.-Sat. 4/1-2  |  10:30am-1:30pm  |  Zoom  Fri.-Sat. 4/8-9  |  10:30am-1:30pm  |  Zoom

Apr
6
2022

Erin Huang (Princeton)

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM, sponsored by Comparative Literary Studies

Islanding: Ocean Media and the Aesthetics of Desertedness in the South China Sea 

Apr
2
2022

Race and Empire [day 2]

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Comparative Literary Studies

Post45 Grad Symposium: featuring Michelle Huang (Northwestern) Fri.-Sat. 4/1-2  |  10:30am-1:30pm  |  Zoom  Fri.-Sat. 4/8-9  |  10:30am-1:30pm  |  Zoom

Apr
1
2022

Race and Empire

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Comparative Literary Studies

Post45 Grad Symposium: featuring Michelle Huang (Northwestern) Fri.-Sat. 4/1-2  |  10:30am-1:30pm  |  Zoom  Fri.-Sat. 4/8-9  |  10:30am-1:30pm  |  Zoom

Feb
18
2022

Stefan Kipfer in dialogue with Roberto Dainotto

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by Comparative Literary Studies

Meeting Up in the Spatial Turn: The Historical Geographies of Antonio Gramsci and a Few Others  Stefan Kipfer, York University in...

Feb
2
2022

Book launch featuring ISABELLE ALFANDARY

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Comparative Literary Studies

Please join us on Wednesday, February 2nd at 12:30pm, on Zoom for a book launch featuring ISABELLE ALFANDARY and her...

Sep
2
2021

Comparative Literary Studies - Academic Directions Fair

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, sponsored by Comparative Literary Studies

Interested in learning about the Comparative Literary Studies (CLS) Major or World Literature Minor? Join CLS Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor...

Dec
2
2020

Comparative Literary Studies Senior Colloquium

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, sponsored by Comparative Literary Studies

Join the Comparative Literary Studies Seniors as they share their senior seminar research projects! Tara Shirvaikar: “Lifting the Veil: the Subversion...

Jun
11
2020

Comparative Literary Studies End of Year Celebration

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Comparative Literary Studies

CLS Program Faculty & Graduate Student End of Year Celebration! Thursday, June 11th 4pm – 5pm CST Via Zoom Bring your favorite drink and...

Mar
6
2020

Comparative Literary Studies Colloquium

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Comparative Literary Studies

Please join us for a lunch time colloquium with Rebecca Johnson (Crown Junior Chair in Middle East Studies; Assistant Professor,...

Nov
7
2019

Study Abroad Fair

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Northwestern Buffett Global Learning Office

Come to the 2019 Study Abroad Fair to learn more about all undergraduate study abroad opportunities at Northwestern! Speak directly...

Sep
18
2019

CLS Incoming Graduate Student Orientation Meeting

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, sponsored by Comparative Literary Studies

Orientation meeting for new, incoming Comparative Literary Studies PhD graduate students. We will meet with the CLS Director and Director...