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Bending Adversity: Japan and the Art of Survival with David Pilling

March 19th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Time: 6:00 pm on Friday, March 21, 2014 Location: The BU Castle, 225 Bay State Road In Bending Adversity, Financial Times Asia editor David Pilling presents a fresh vision of Japan, drawing on his own deep experience, as well as observations from a cross section of Japanese citizenry, including novelist Haruki Murakami, More

Bhaktamāl: Redefining the Sacred in Premodern India

March 17th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Come to Professor Abhisheka's talk on redefining the sacred in Pre-modern India.  The talk will be on Wednesday, April 2 from 4:30-6pm in STH 625.  

A Film about Anna Akhmatova Screening and Conversation

March 12th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

March 28, 2014, 4-5 PM with a Reception to follow Sargent College, Room 102 635 Commonwealth Avenue By the time Anna Akhmatova was twenty-five, fate had granted her every conceivable gift: poetic talent, character, beauty, and fame amidst a brilliant generation. She was then inundated by the tragedies of her century: the arrests... More

MLCL’s Wiebke Denecke publishes the new Norton Anthology of Western Literature

February 27th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Used by thousands of students in the US every year, the Norton Anthology of Western Literature has for decades been a giant in the landscape of literature and liberal arts education. Over the past few years Wiebke Denecke has spearheaded this anthology and the Norton Anthology of World Literature (published... More

Creating and Crafting Muslim Women’s Autobiographical Writing in South Asia

February 24th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Sōseki’s Diversity: Thoughts on Canonicity in Japanese Literary Studies

February 18th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Wednesday March 5, 2014- 5:30pm Room 202, Henry R. Luce Hall 34 Hillhouse Avenue New Haven, CT Keith Vincent- Associate Professor of Japanese and Comparative Literature, Boston University; Toyota Visiting Professorship in Japanese Studies, University of Michigan Natsume Soseki’s portrait may have yielded its place on the ¥1000 bill, but as we approach the centenary... More

Savyon Liebrecht: In Residence at Israeli Stage

February 18th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Coming to BU on March, a well known Israeli author and play writer Savyon Liebrecht. Savyon Liebrecht's Leon and Alice Newton lecture on March 26th, 7pm at BU's Hillel Freud's Women March 30th, 7pm at BU's Boston Playwrights Theatre   For more information contact Mira Angrist at

Turkish Night

February 18th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Come to Turkish Night on Wednesday February 26th from 5-7pm at 154 Bay State Road in the Eilts Room.  Eat Turkish delicacies and learn about the wonderful Turkish Study Abroad opportunities through BU! This is an event not to be missed. Learn more here!  

A Talk by Francesca Orsini: The Multilingual Local in World Literature

February 14th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Join us on Thursday, March 6, 2014, 4-5:30 pm in STH 636 Speaker: Francesca Orsini, Professor of Hindi and South Asian Literature, SOAS, University of London and Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University Current theorizations of world literature draw on either understandings of world literature as circulation beyond the area or language of origin, More

Professor Denecke and Zhang Longxi (Hong Kong) launch a new book series on East Asian Comparative Literature and Culture with Qian Zhongshu’s essays

February 14th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

MLCL’s own Wiebke Denecke and Zhang Longxi's, of the City University of Hong Kong just launched a new book series devoted to the comparative study of East Asian literatures and cultures with Brill publishers. With the increasing international importance of East Asia in economic, political, and cultural terms, more and... More