University of Pittsburgh


Visiting Fellowships

2011-2012 Academic Year

Residential Fellows:

Benjamin Kahan, Assistant Professor of English and Gender Studies, Louisiana State University.

Benjamin Kahan's university Web site

Donald Pease, Avalon Professor of Humanities, Dartmouth College.

Donald Pease's university Web site

Short-term Fellows:

September 27-29, we will welcome Emily Apter, Professor of French and Comp Lit at NYU. She will give a lecture titled “Against World Literature: On Untranslatability in Comparative Literature,” and she will lead a colloquium discussion on sex and gender as “untranslatables.” An open reading group on her recent book The Translation Zone will be held in September before her visit.

Emily Apter's university Web site

November 3-4, David Eng, Professor of English and Asian American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, will give a lecture on his recent work on reparations and will lead a colloquium and reading group.

David Eng's university Web site

Rick Altman, Professor of Cinema and Comp Lit at the University of Iowa, will visit campus in January 25-27. A reading group on his work will be held in mid-January before his visit.

Rick Altman's university Web site

In mid-March, Katie Trumpener, Professor of Comparative Literature and English at Yale, will give a lecture and conduct colloquia on her recent work.

Katie Trumpener's university Web site


2010-2011 Academic Year

Residential Fellows:

Elizabeth Otto, Assistant Professor of Visual Studies at SUNY Buffalo.

Elizabeth Otto's university Web site

Sharon Kinoshita, Professor and Graduate Program Director of the UC Santa Cruz Literature Department.

Sharon Kinoshita's university Web site

Short-term Fellows:

November 3-4, Anthony Grafton, Henry Putnam University Professor of History at Princeton, gave a lecture and lead a colloquium discussion on his recent work. A reading group on his published work was held in October, the week before his visit.

Anthony Grafton's university Web Site

November 17-18, we welcomed Geoffrey Harpham, President and Director of the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. He gave a lecture titled "How America Invented the Humanities," and he lead a colloquium discussion on his recent work on the state of the Humanities.

Geoffrey Harpham's National Humanities Center Web Site

Judith Halberstam, Professor of English, American Studies and Ethnicity, and Gender Studies, at the University of Southern California, was in residence with us from January 27, 2011, to February 4. She gave two lectures and lead colloquia on her recent work on gender, sexuality, and power. Reading groups on her published work were held in January before her visit.

Judith Halberstam's university Web Site

Sylvia Molloy, Albert Schweitzer Professor in the Humanities at New York University, visited campus March 15-17, 2011.

Sylvia Molloy's university Web Site

From March 28 through April 1, 2011, Stanley Corngold, Professor Emeritus of German and Comparative Literature at Princeton, gave a lecture and conducted a series of colloquia.

2009-2010 Academic Year

Residential Fellows:

Petre Petrov, Assistant Professor of Slavic Literature and Languages at Princeton.

Petre Petrov's university Web site

Boris Groys, Global Distinguished Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies at NYU.

Boris Groys’s university Web site

Short-term Fellows:

From September 14-17, 2009, Aamir Mufti, associate professor of comparative literature, UCLA, offered a lecture, colloquium, and other events related to the topic of “Orientalism and Comparative Literature, Past and Future.”

Aamir Mufti’s departmental Web site

Sabine MacCormack, Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C. College of Arts and Letters Chair at the University of Notre Dame, jointly appointed in history and classics.

Sabine MacCormack’s departmental Web site

From March 15–26, 2010, the French philosopher Etienne Balibar offered two weeks of lectures and colloquia concerning his current work on what he calls “the genealogical scheme.”

Etienne Balibar’s departmental Web site

From May 3-7, 2010, Bruce Robbins, Old Dominion Foundation Professor in the Humanities, Columbia University, lead our first annual week-long faculty seminar. His topic was “Rethinking Cosmopolitanism.”

Bruce Robbins’s personal Web site