Want to know all about the 2020 IWL summer session? Check out the reports by Sarah Agath and Sandra Tausel, two grad students from the University of Innsbruck who participated in our 10th IWL summer session. You can download their reports here:
From May 11 through August 31, Covid-sequestered lovers of literature can join Harvard’s David Damrosch in a world journey through world literature, five books per week for sixteen weeks. He’ll be exploring the ways in which literature enters the world, and the world enters literature, taking up a set of works each week associated with a memorable locale. The project’s website features a blog on each day’s book, together with ideas and resources for further reading. Join the journey at:
Over the past two decades, world literature and world cinema have developed separately rather than in conjunction, with little attention paid to each other despite their structurally related objects of study. Literary scholars rarely discuss films apart from occasional direct adaptations, and while world cinema has sometimes looked at the theoretical framing developed in world literature studies, as with the cartographical direction opened by Dudley Andrew’s take on Franco Moretti and David Damrosch’s work, neither discipline has thought more generally beyond its respective medium...
Want to know all about the 2019 IWL summer session? Check out the report by Dr. Ariane de Waal, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Innsbruck and one of our participants and colloquium leaders at the 9th IWL summer session. You can download it here:
Literary prizes and events play a growing role today in the international circulation and reception of writers and their works. Even nationally based awards such as the Pulitzer can have an international impact, while conversely the award of the Nobel Prize can have a major – and sometimes ambiguous – impact on a writer’s standing at home. Book fairs and festivals have multiplied worldwide, from Jerusalem to Jaipur, giving writers as well as their works new kinds of exposure. This special issue of JWLwill explore the sociology of such events, their cultural...
Don't miss out a profile of the IWL Director, David Damrosch, by Spencer Lee Lenfield in the Harvard Magazine featured also as the lead item in the Chronicle of Higher Education's Arts section. David Damrosch talks vividly about many different topics from his intellectual trajectory and research interests throughout a career that turned from comparative to world literature, to current books, pedagogy and the future of the discipline:
Congratulations to our Assistant Director Delia Ungureanu, who has just been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor at the University of Bucharest. This is a major promotion within the Romanian system and has been awarded several years ahead of the norm, following the international attention garnered by her award-winning book From Paris to Tlön, and most recently a national award as one of two leading early-career humanists in the country. Warmest congratulations to Professor Ungureanu!