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William West's book wins the 2022 Calloway Prize!

September 20, 2022
William N. West's Common Understandings, Poetic Confusion: Playhouses and Playgoers in Elizabethan England has been awarded the 2022 Callaway Prize for the Best Book on Drama and Theatre by New York University! Here is the link to the full article.

Kritish Rajbhandari (CLS PhD, 2019) had his article published in Comparative Literature journal

June 14, 2022

We are pleased to announce that Kritish Rajbhandari (CLS PhD, 2019) had his article published in Comparative Literature (June 2022, Duke University Press), a special issue on Indian Ocean Literary Circularities.  The article is based on one of the chapters from his dissertation. Here is the link to the full article.

Professor Alessia Ricciardi awarded the 2021 American Association of Italian Studies Book Prize in the category of Literary Studies

June 7, 2022
Alessia Ricciardi has been awarded the 2021 American Association of Italian Studies Book Prize in the category of Literary Studies for Finding Ferrante: Authorship and the Politics of World Literature (Columbia University Press, 2021). Read more.


Menglu Gao: University of Denver, Assistant Professor, English

June 1, 2022
NU Comparative Literary Studies alumnus, Menglu Gao (PhD, 2021), has been appointed an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Denver. Congratulations Menglu!


Jonas Rosenbr├╝ck has been appointed Assistant Professor of German, Amherst College

March 23, 2022
NU Comparative Literary Studies alumnus, Jonas Rosenbrück (PhD, 2020), has been appointed Assistant Professor of German, Amherst College. Congratulations to Jonas!


Mauricio Oportus has been awarded a very competitive Franke Fellowship!

April 29, 2021
Congratulations to Mauricio Oportus, who has been awarded a very competitive 2022-23 Franke Fellowship! His project is entitled "Juridical Fictions: Literary Representations of the Law in Latin American Modern Fiction (1882–1929)." More info.

Jennifer Croft has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for Fiction!

April 12, 2021
Congratulations to Jennifer Croft (Ph.D., 2013), who has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for Fiction!  Jennifer is also shortlisted for the 2022 International Booker Prize for her translation of The Books of Jacob by Olga Tokarczuk.   
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