The Department wishes to congratulate our recent doctoral graduates on their successful job searches. Best wishes and continued success in all your endeavors.
Juan Caballero: Visiting Assistant Professor, Departments of English & Spanish, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN
Sarah Chihaya: Assistant Professor, Department of English, Princeton University
Paul Haacke: Adjunct Instructor 2012-13, Department of Media, Culture & Communication, NYU
Stiliana Milkova, PhD 2007: Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, Oberlin College
Karen Spira: Assistant Professor, Department of Spanish, Guilford College
Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé, PhD 2008: Assistant Professor, Department of English, Tulane University; book contract with University of Chicago Press
For a list of job placements since 2005, please click here.
Posted on: May 9, 2013
Comparative Literature graduate student Mandy Cohen has just been selected as the inaugural winner of the Renate Voris Fellowship Award for her dissertation in progress, titled “Here and Now: The Modernist Poetics of Do’ikayt.” The merit-based Fellowship is awarded annually to a graduate student in German or Jewish Studies or related fields in the Arts and Humanities
The judges’ citation singles out Mandy’s critical practice: “compelling close reading, with the purpose of developing conceptual claims on the basis of poetic form (rather than the other way around, ‘applying’ theory to artistic practice).”
Please join us in congratulating Mandy!
Posted on: April 25, 2013
Please join us in congratulating Tim Hampton, Tony Cascardi, and Francine Masiello, Comparative Literature faculty who have recently received prestigious awards and honors—both internal Berkeley Awards and others from national organizations. More information on each can be found in the News section.
Posted on: April 10, 2013
2013 Faculty Honors
Several Comparative Literature faculty have recently received prestigious awards and honors—both internal Berkeley Awards and others from national organizations:
Tim Hampton, Professor of Comparative Literature and French, is one of five recipients this year of the Distinguished Teaching Award, Berkeley’s highest honor for teaching. Hampton joins fellow DTA recipients in the Department, Karl Britto, Leslie Kurke, and Kathleen McCarthy.
As reported in the Berkeleyan, the DTA Awards Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, April 24, 5-7 PM in Zellerbach Playhouse with a reception afterwards; all are invited to attend and to celebrate Professor Hampton’s achievement.
Tony Cascardi, Professor of Comparative Literature, Rhetoric, and Spanish & Portugese and Dean of Arts & Humanities, is the winner of the 2013 Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Award, presented by the Renaissance Society of America for the best book in Renaissance Studies published between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012, for his Cervantes, Literature, and the Discourse of Politics (University of Toronto Press, 2012).
Francine Masiello, Professor of Comparative Literature and Spanish & Portugese, has just been confirmed as one of two Martin Myerson Faculty Research Lecturers for the 2013-14 Academic Year. This lecture series, established in 1912, honors the research of the University’s most distinguished scholars by having them give a public lecture for the full campus community. In garnering this high honor, Masiello joins former Faculty Research Lecturers from Comparative Literature Thomas G. Rosenmeyer (1990), Robert B. Alter (1998), Judith Butler (2005), and Leslie Kurke
Dwinelle Language & Literature Departments Ceremony
Thursday, May 23rd 1:00-4:00pm, Zellerbach Hall Reception immediately following on the Mezzanine Level in Zellerbach Hall
Th Department of Comparative Literature would like to congratulate Professor Judith Butler, she is this year’s recipient of the Adorno Prize. This distinguished award recognizes outstanding achievement in philosophy, theater, music or film. Previous winners of the prize include the film director Jean-Luc Goddard (1995) and the philosopher Jacques Derrida (2001).
Read an interview with Professor Butler about the award here.
Posted on: September 13, 2012
Upcoming Events in Comparative Literature
Thursday, October 18
Comparative Literature Library, 4337 Dwinelle
Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature, Haverford College,
“Bacon, Montaigne, and the Naturalization of the Essay”