2011-2012 Academic Year
Benjamin Kahan, Assistant Professor of English and Gender Studies, Louisiana State University.
Donald Pease, Avalon Professor of Humanities, Dartmouth College.
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.
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.
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.
In mid-March, Katie Trumpener, Professor of Comparative Literature and English at Yale, will give a lecture and conduct colloquia on her recent work.
2010-2011 Academic Year
Elizabeth Otto, Assistant Professor of Visual Studies at SUNY Buffalo.
Sharon Kinoshita, Professor and Graduate Program Director of the UC Santa Cruz Literature Department.
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.
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.
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.
Sylvia Molloy, Albert Schweitzer Professor in the Humanities at New York University, visited campus March 15-17, 2011.
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
Petre Petrov, Assistant Professor of Slavic Literature and Languages at Princeton.
Boris Groys, Global Distinguished Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies at NYU.
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.”
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.
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.”
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.”