CLS alumna translated novel by 2018 Nobel Laureate
Polish author Olga Tokarczuk won the postponed 2018 Nobel Prize for literature. Tokarczuk’s novel “Flights” was translated into English by Northwestern alumna Jennifer Croft, who earned her PhD in comparative literary studies in 2010.
Congratulations to Mauricio Oportus! Beiling Wu Prize in Writing 2019 Recipient
Winning Streak: Weinberg College students win the nation's top prize in comparative literary studies for three years running
Congratulations to CLS PhD Graduates!
The following students received their PhD in Comparative Literary Studies for 2018-19. Congratulations!
- Patricia Anzini Da Costa: " 'Welcome, American Brother': Cultural Encounters Between Walt Whitman and Brazilian Writers" | Committee: Betsy Erkkila, Reg Gibbons, Harris Feinsod, Cesar Braga-Pinto, Maria Bonetti Paro | Home Department: English
- Ruth Curry: "Problems of Plato's Poetics" | Committee: Gary S. Morson, Robert Hariman, Richard Kraut, Leon Kass | Home Department: Rhetoric & Public Culture
- Richard Gabri: "Love's Limits: In Persian Poetry and Film" | Committee: Regina Schwartz, Peter Fenves, Nasrin Qader, Franklin Lewis | Home Department: English
- Kritish Rajbhandari: "Anarchival Drift and the Limits of Community in Indian Ocean Fiction" | Committee: Evan Mwangi, Susannah Gottlieb, Nasrin Qader, Dilip Gaonkar | Home Department: English
- Ben Schacht: "The Time of Labor: Literature and Industrial Capitalism from Percy Shelley to William Morris" | Committee: Stephen Eisenman, Marcus Moseley, Vivasvan Soni | Home Department: English
- Vincent Valour: "Les Monstres en liberté ou quand la terre fait des bulles (Petit Essai de Phénoménologie des Monstres)" | Committee: Peter Fenves, Nasrin Qader, Sam Weber | Home Department: French
CLS Major, Lois Biggs, wins Sam Weber Paper Prize
Comparative Literary Studies major, Lois Biggs, wins Fall 2018 Sam Weber Prize for Best Paper in Art, Literature, and Contemporary European Thought, Paris Program. Lois' winning paper, "We Hold the Rock: Place, Protest, and Aesthetics on Alcatraz," will be in the Fall 2019 publication of the Columbia Journal of Politics and Society. Congratulations, Lois!
CLS undergraduate student, Max Rowe, awarded the American Comparative Literature Association Presidential Prize for Best Undergraduate Essay
Northwestern CLS undergraduates have been awarded the ACLA Presidential Prize for Best Undergraduate Essay for three consecutive years! Mary Bradford and Emma Montgomery won the award in 2017 and 2018. This year, we congratulate Max Rowe, who was awarded the prize for his senior thesis, “Heels, Heels, Heels, Heels, Heels: Repetition and Mu Shiying's Metropolis”. We are grateful to Tristram Wolff and Susannah Gottlieb for their leadership in CLS.