News & Events

“Situating Lyric” conference June 7-11, 2017

January 12th, 2017 in Lecture, Workshop.

A major international conference on lyric poetry will be co-hosted by WLL and the International Network for the Study of Lyric this June 7-11. BU with its rich traditions of literary study is an ideal place to inquire into the situation of both “lyric” and “poetry” in literary history, in... More

Mexican Voices, a Reading and Conversation with the Author

January 11th, 2017 in Uncategorized.

Join us for a reading and conversation with Mexican Author Yuri Herrera and Translator Lisa Dillma on Thursday, February 2nd at 6pm at 121 Bay State Road. **Yuri and Lisa will also be speaking at the Literary Translation Seminar on Friday, Feb. 3rd from 1-3pm in STH 625. Please click here to... More

CAS Introduces New Minor in Holocaust and Genocide Studies

November 2nd, 2016 in Uncategorized.

Read the full story on BU Today.

WLL Well Represented at Chinese Language Teachers Conference

November 1st, 2016 in Uncategorized.

Eight WLL Chinese instructors (Weijia Huang, Hongyun Sun, Liling Huang, Huimin Li, Hsinwei-Su, Lingsee Hung, Pengfei Li and Zhe Liu) attended the New England Chinese Languange Teachers Association's International Conference on Learning and Teaching Chinese Language and Culture on October 29th at the College of the Holy Cross. Weijia Huang led... More

Worlds of the Tale of Genji Symposium, November 5

October 13th, 2016 in Uncategorized.

Please join BU faculty from WLL, Art History, English, and Romance Studies for an interdisciplinary symposium celebrating a new translation of on the world’s first novel written by a woman: Lady Murasaki’s 11th century Tale of Genji.   The day will begin with a keynote by the translator, Professor Dennis... More

10.25.16 Sedgwick Lecture: From Combahee to Black Lives Matter

October 11th, 2016 in Uncategorized.

5pm in Kenmore Classroom Building 101 Cathy Cohen Delivers 7th Annual Sedgwick Lecture in Gender and Sexuality Studies on October 25 In a history of black queer politics from the Combahee Collective to the contemporary Black Lives movement, Cohen identifies a new form of activism supported by a network of groups, many of... More

WLL Open House October 19th 3:30pm

October 11th, 2016 in Uncategorized.

We are delighted to host an open house event on Wednesday, October 19th from 3:30-5:00pm! Meet members of our department, learn about the courses, and explore new culture, film, and literature opportunities! This event will take places in room STH 625 at 745 Commonwealth Avenue. We hope to see you... More

2016-2017 Lectures in Criticism

October 5th, 2016 in Lecture, Uncategorized.

“Tolstoy, Bresson, and the Ground of the Ethical” will be about the relation between the sight of death and ethical understanding in Leo Tolstoy’s writing and in Robert Bresson’s film L’argent, a filmic adaptation of Tolstoy’s late short story "The Forged Coupon." Sharon Cameron, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of English, Johns Hopkins. Sharon Cameron teaches nineteenth-century... More

WLL Inaugural Symposium: October 10

September 9th, 2016 in Uncategorized.

WLL cordially invites BU faculty and students to join us as WLL faculty members share their research in progress. Monday, October 10th at 10am. Located at Barrister's Hall in the Sumner M. Redstone Building at 765 Commonwealth Ave. Click here for the full event itinerary. A huge thank you to our sponsors! Boston University Center... More

Join us for an Evening with Douglas Crimp

September 8th, 2016 in Uncategorized.

Join us for an evening celebrating Before Pictures, a new memoir by art historian and AIDS activist Douglas Crimp. Where: Kenmore Classroom Building Room 101 When: Thursday, October 6th at 5pm This event is FREE and open to the public! Renowned for his work with artists of the “Pictures” generation, such as Cindy Sherman... More