News & Events

Sarah Frederick Has Translated Yoshiya Nobuko’s influential Flower Stories

January 21st, 2015 in Publication.

  MLCL's own Sarah Frederick  has just published the first translation into English of a story from Yoshiya Nobuko's influential Flower Stories (Hanamonogatari), "Yellow Rose" (1923). As the extensive introduction shows, this author and this series of emotional stories has been influential in Japanese girls' culture, including contemporary shojo anime and... More

Learn a New Language!

January 20th, 2015 in Lecture.

Internationally Acclaimed Russian Poet Vera Pavlova Visits CAS

January 20th, 2015 in Cultural Event, Lecture.

Read about her full visit here!

Workshop on Oxford Handbook of Classical Chinese Literature, co-edited by Professor Wiebke Denecke

January 6th, 2015 in Publication, Uncategorized.

On December 4 and 5 2014 two dozen scholars from the US, Europe, Taiwan, and Vietnam convened at the East Asian Languages and Civilizations Department at Harvard to discuss their drafts for an Oxford Handbook of Classical Chinese Literature 1000 BCE-900 CE. The workshop was generously sponsored by the Boston... More

Prof. Wiebke Denecke Wins Prestigious Fellowship

December 1st, 2014 in Uncategorized.

MLCL's own Professor Wiebke Denecke has won BU’s first Mellon New Directions fellow! Read the full article here!

November 10 MLCL Open House and Majors Reception

November 6th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

  Join us on Monday November 10th from 4-6pm for our Majors Reception in STH 611 or find out more about what MLCL has to offer at our Open House in STH 636! Chat with professors and peers, enjoy light refreshments!

Modern Languages and Comparative Literature Open House on November 10th

November 6th, 2014 in Social Event.

Discover what MLCL has to offer at our Open House on Monday, November 10th from 4-6pm School of Theology room 636 as part of Boston University's International Education Week. Talk to professors, learn about our languages, start thinking about study abroad opportunities! All are welcome!

Photos from the Japanese Kimono Now and Then Performance

November 3rd, 2014 in Uncategorized.

On Thursday, October 30th, the Japanese House took a field trip to the Metcalf Trustee Ballroom together to enjoy the show. 40 performers came from Japan and they were so excited to meet and talk to our Japanese House residents! What a great experience!

Refusing Exile Lecture by Dr. John Song Pae Cho 11/6

October 28th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Arab Labor Lecture by Sayed Kashua 11/3

October 27th, 2014 in Lecture.