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Toni McElrath named ELEVATE Fellow

Comparative Literature graduate student Toni McElrath has received an ELEVATE fellowship from UMass's Energy Transition Institute. As a member of the program, he will work with an interdisciplinary group of graduate students and faculty to learn and develop strategies for greater climate resilience and equity.

March 7, 2024
New publication by Corine Tachtiris, Assistant Professor of Translation Studies

Translation and Race brings together translation studies with critical race studies for a long-overdue reckoning with race and racism in translation theory and practice. This book explores the "unbearable whiteness of translation" in the West that excludes scholars and translators of color from the field and also upholds racial inequities more broadly.

February 8, 2024
Jeff Diteman publishes translation of abolitionist novel

Ph.D. candidate Jeffrey Diteman, working with Aqiil Gopee, has published a new translation of Louis Timagène Houat’s The Maroons (1844) with Restless Books. Diteman and Gopee’s work is the first ever English translation of this essential work of early abolitionist literature. Based on Houat’s experiences on Bourbon Island (now La Réunion), The Maroons exposes the cruel treatment of the Maroons by colonial authorities in the mid-nineteenth century. 

February 8, 2024
Graduate Student Conference on Translation Studies to take place April 20-21, 2024

With the theme "Trace and Transformation," the 2024 Graduate Student Conference on Translation Studies at UMass Amherst seeks to explore the multifaceted and multidisciplinary nature of translation and the traces it preserves, generates, and transforms: from printed words to digital bytes, from soundwaves to various forms of artistic expression.

January 2, 2024
PhD student Maryam Fatima Defends Dissertation

Comparative Literature PhD student Maryam Fatima defended her dissertation entitled "Partitions and Palimpsests: Transgressions of Form and Territory in Postcolonial Urdu and Arabic Writing."

December 14, 2023
Junior Year Writing Conference

The Junior Year Writing Conference in Comparative Literature took place on December 4, 2023, and featured presentations of original research by ten undergraduate students.

December 4, 2023
College of Humanities and Fine Arts awarded $300,000

College of Humanities and Fine Arts awarded $300,000 to create a cornerstone initiative: Learning for Living Program at UMass Amherst

September 29, 2023
Establishment of David Lenson Fellowship for Comparative Literature Students

The Program in Comparative Literature at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is proud to announce a new fellowship to support undergraduate and graduate student for language study abroad. In less than one month last spring, twenty thousand dollars were raised for this worthy goal!

August 11, 2023
Jim Hicks in conversation with recent PhD, Krzysztof Rowiński

Jim Hicks in conversation with recent PhD, Krzysztof Rowiński

August 11, 2023


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