Please join us in offering warmest congratulations to Roberta Micallef who has just been promoted to Professor of Practice in Middle Eastern Literatures! Professor Roberta Micallef has also published a collection of essays in Illusion and Disillusionment, Travel Writing in the Modern Age. This publication aims to make an intervention in the diverse world of […]
“Meet the woman who brings Haruki Murakami works to an enthusiastic Poland” “Anna Zielińska-Elliott is now translating her 12th Murakami novel from Japanese into Polish, as she has done for 30 years.” Click here to read the full article about Professor Elliot’s work in translating pieces by Haruki Murakami!
A New Approach to Understanding Classical Literary Cultures: Professor Denecke publishes The Oxford Handbook of Classical Chinese Literature
The Oxford Handbook of Classical Chinese Literature 1000 BCE through 900 CE (coedited by Wiebke Denecke, Wai-yee Li Xiaofei Tian. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017) aims to provide a solid introduction to the field, inspire scholars in Chinese Studies to explore innovative conceptual frameworks and pedagogical approaches in the studying and teaching of […]
MLCL’s own Margaret Litvin has co-edited and co-translated an anthology, Four Arab Hamlet Plays. A book launch with staged readings will be in NYC on March 14! To learn more, please go to the event website, here.
Abigail Gillman Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature Peace Rally, Marsh Plaza, Boston University January 18, 2016 My name is Abigail Gillman. I have taught in the Modern Languages Department, in the Core Curriculum, and in Jewish Studies for over twenty years. I normally celebrate MLK day at home, preparing for the first […]
Modern Languages and Comparative Literature’s own Dr. Sassan Tabatabai has published an article on translation. Read the whole piece here!
Professor Wiebke Denecke publishes first volume of a revisionary history of Japanese Literature: A New History of Japanese “Letterature”
A New History of Japanese “Letterature” [日本「文」学史 Nihon “bun”gakushi, coedited with Kōno Kimiko, Shinkawa Tokio, and Jinnō Hidenori. Volume 1 (Tokyo: Bensei shuppan, 2015) This volume breaks with a century-old tradition of writing the history of Japanese literature as the triumphal evolution of Japanese vernacular literature, at the expense of the authoritative tradition of […]
Professor Margaret Litvin on the Refugee Crisis: Why There are No Chosen Peoples, Only People Making Choices
If you embrace neither religion nor nationalism, you aren’t left many holidays to celebrate. Your own birthdays; New Year’s Eve. (My Soviet immigrant family didn’t know about solstice gatherings yet.) But tough-minded and hypocrisy-averse though we tried to be, we made room for two: Passover in the spring, Thanksgiving in the fall. These occasions were […]
Read this article by MLCL’s Kheireddine Bekkai here!
Modern Language and Comparative Literature senior lecturer Jaemin Roh teaches a Korean language class. Photo by Cydney Scott In little more than a decade, South Korea has become a major exporter of pop culture, fueled by the popularity of Korean pop (K-pop) music and videos on YouTube and serialized TV K-dramas. Teenagers and college students […]