Graduate student Smaran Dayal has recently published an article called "Cityzenship: Rightful Presence and the Urban Commons," co-authored with Wanda Vrasti. The paper was initially presented at the first ever International MLA Symposium, "Other Europes," in Düsseldorf.
Undergraduate student Nicole D'Alessio has been named recipient of the Comparative Literature Senior Thesis Prize, first place, presented for the best honors thesis in the field.
Undergraduate student Audrey Deng has been named recipient of the Senior Thesis Summer Research Grant in Comparative Literature, presented to a junior planning to write a thesis in the coming academic year.
Graduate students Michael Krimper and Emily Sibley have both received Mellon Deans' Dissertation Awards for next year.
Michael Krimper, a 6th year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature, has received the Georges Lurcy Fellowship in 2016-17 for writing and research on his dissertation, “Inoperative Literature: The Politics and Poetics of Workless Experience in Blanchot, Bataille, Beckett, and Melville.”
Undergraduate student Samuel Moore has been named recipient of the Comparative Literature Senior Thesis Prize, second place, presented for the best honors thesis in the field.
Ârash Aminian Tabrizi, a first year Ph.D. candidate, has recently co-edited an issue of the journal Sartre Studies International. He also translated two articles published in this issue, "‘This Is a Farce’: Sartrean Ethics in History, 1938–1948 – From Kantian Universalism to Derision" by Juliette Simont and "Cruel Atheism" by Alexis Chabot, into English. The papers presented in this issue of SSI were originally presented at Thinking with Sartre Today: New Approaches to Sartre Studies?, a bilingual conference held in January of 2015 at the Maison Française d'Oxford.
Graduate student Devin Thomas's documentary short film, "Thiaroye By the Sea," was screened at BRIC FLIX this April. The film follows a Senegalese woman, Sister LB Diop: daughter, rapper, and devout Muslim, as she navigates misogyny and tradition in pursuit of her passion for music and hopes for raising her family out of the slums.