Comparative Literature

Two Concerts by Renowned Composer-Performer Daniele Lombardi

Friday, 20 February 2009 - 8:30pm
Filippo Tommaso Marinetti's The Foundation and Manifesto of Futurism was published exactly one hundred years ago on the front page of the Parisian daily Le Figaro. It famously celebrated "the love of danger, the habit of energy and rashness.. feverish sleeplessness, the perilous leap, the slap and the punch" and proclaimed the beauty of mechanical speed, setting the tone for many of the avant-garde movements that would follow.

Lecture by Xiaohu Feng: 'Germanistik in China'

Thursday, 12 February 2009 - 6:15pm
This talk will address the history of the study of Germany and German literature in China. German academic life has developed considerable ties to China, while the greatest number of applicants to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation come from China. Most German universities and research centers have ties to China.

Talk will be given in German language.

Sponsored by the Departments of Comparative Literature and German Studies
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Lecture by Soren Frank: 'Four Steps Toward a Literature of Migration'

Wednesday, 15 October 2008 - 1:00pm

We live in an age of migration and during the 20th century literary history saw an increase in the number of authors having migrant backgrounds. In this lecture we will discuss the distinctiveness of literature written by migrants proposing, however, that we should pay more concern to the works’ thematic and formal design than to authorial background. This entails a conceptual shift from migrant literature to migration literature, and it ultimately opens up the possibility that non-migrants living in an age of migration can produce migration literature.

Conference: ''Turning Points': Shock and Introspection'

Friday, 30 April 2010 - 6:00pm
4TH Annual Graduate Student Conference
Department of Comparative Literature, Stanford University
April 30-May 1, 2010
Location: Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center

Schedule of Proceedings
FRIDAY, April 30th

Graduate Conference: Corruption in Modern Literature and Theory

Friday, 4 April 2008 - 10:00am
Saturday, 5 April 2008 - 10:00am

2nd Annual Graduate Student Conference

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