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Comparative Literature

Program News

  • Dr. Ghaleb Alomaish completed his PhD in May 2020 has signed a contract as a new Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature in the English Department at Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi-Arabia.  

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Upcoming Events

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Past Events

spring 2020
  • March 27, 2020: Dr. Catalina Florescu Postponed due to COVID-19:  Author and professor, Catalina Florina Florescu discusses briefly her journey from critical to creative writing in her adoptive language and her return to her first love, theater.

  • February 7, 2020: Christina Weiler & Joseph Rockelmann: “Professionalizing” Experiences, challenges, and successes: Dr. Weiler & Dr. Rockelmann gave advice about creating effective dossiers, portfolio, interviewing, career market strategies, life as multi-tasking teachers and with post-Purdue perspectives.  Some advice by freshly minted Purdue Alumni and newly hired academics at another major university.

  • February 6, 2020: Joseph Rockelmann- spoke on his recent book Dreams, Hallucinations, Dragons, and the Unconscious in German Romanticism: Ludwig Tieck's Skillful Study of the Mind (New York: Peter Lang, 2018)

  • February 6, 2020: Christina Weiler: “Expressionism, Freedom of Expression, and the History of Early German Cinema”

  • February 6, 2020: Christina Weiler: Dr. Weiler directed a discussion on Henrik Ibsen's 1879 play A Doll's House with particular emphasis on women liberation and freedom of self-determination and speech in the context of nineteenth century naturalism.

Fall 2019
  • September 10, 2019:  Christian Bachmann "Sound Waves and Semiotic Ripples: Visualizing the Invisible in European Periodicals and Early American Comics"