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Nancy S. Rabinowitz
Nancy Rabinowitz Lectures in London

Nancy S. Rabinowitz, the Margaret Bundy Scott Professor of Comparative Literature, presented a lecture titled "Why We Turn to Greek Tragedy in Times of War" at the conference "Eight Years in Babylon: The Iraq War and the Classics Eight Years On" on March 18 in London.

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Corinne Bancroft '10
Essay by Corinne Bancroft '10 and Peter Rabinowitz Published

“A Slice of Watermelon: The Rhetoric of Digression in Chekhov’s ‘The Lady with the Dog,’” by Corinne Bancroft ’10 and Professor of Comparative Literature Peter J. Rabinowitz, has been published in Digressions in European Literature: From Cervantes to Sebald, edited by Alexis Gromann and Caragh Wells and published by Palgrave/Macmillan.  More ...

Peter Rabinowitz
Peter Rabinowitz Contributes Article to Style

“Shakespeare’s Dolphin, Dumbo’s Feather, and Other Red Herrings: Some Thoughts on Intention and Meaning,” by Professor of Comparative Literature Peter J. Rabinowitz, has been published in Style as part of a cluster of articles devoted to Shakespeare’s intentions.  More ...

Peter Rabinowitz
Rabinowitz Gives Keynote at Word and Music Association Forum

Professor of Comparative Literature Peter J. Rabinowitz delivered the keynote address, “Music, Rhetoric, and Narrative: Listening as an Interpretive Act,” to open the first conference sponsored by the Word and Music Association Forum, held at the University of Dortmund, Germany, from Nov. 4-6.  More ...

Peter Rabinowitz
Rabinowitz Co-Authors Article in Foreign Literature Studies

The Chinese journal Foreign Literature Studies has published a new essay co-authored by Professor of Comparative Literature Peter J. Rabinowitz and James Phelan of Ohio State University: “‘A True Book, with Some Stretchers’”—and Some Humbug: Twain, Huck and the Reader’s Experience of Huckleberry Finn.”  More ...

Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz
Rabinowitz Presents at Berlin Conference

Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz,  the Margaret Bundy Scott Professor of Comparative Literature, presented the plenary address at the conference "Girls in Antiquity," sponsored by the German Archaeological Association (DAI) in Berlin. Her topic, "Tragedy's Heroines as Girls," focused on the the ways in which the ages of the female characters who sacrifice themselves contribute to the tragedy, and the ways in which they are represented as both the subject and object of the "gaze."  More ...

Julie Kruidenier Tolliver '02
Tolliver '02 Presents Conference Paper

Visiting Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature Julie Kruidenier Tolliver '02 presented a paper at the Cold War Cultures conference at the University of Texas, Austin. The conference brought together scholars of different disciplines working on the Cold War era.  More ...

Michael Harwick '11
Putting the Novel on the Map
One fictional and the other expository, novels and maps have a unique and little-studied relationship. But if maps on their own are misleading, the potential for misinterpretation is even greater when they are used in fiction. Michael Harwick ’11, working with Professor of Comparative Literature Peter Rabinowitz, has been awarded an Emerson grant to analyze the relationship between readers and the maps that riddle the fiction they read. More ...
Nancy Rabinowitz
Rabinowitz Presents Research at Open University Conference
Nancy Rabinowitz, the Margaret Bundy Scott Profesor of Comparative Literature, presented her research at the Open University conference titled "Classics in the Modern World-A Democratic Turn?" in Milton Keynes, UK. The conference brought together scholars from all over the world to discuss whether the use of antiquity in modern times is in fact democratic. Her talk, "Expanding Tragedy as Critique," focused on contemporary uses of tragedy to critique the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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Anna Oldfield
Oldfield Publishes Chapter on Azerbaijani Language and Culture
Anna Oldfield, Asian Studies Postdoctoral Fellow and visiting assistant professor of comparative literature, is publishing "Bridging Turkish with Azerbaijani: Music and Musicians – Azeri Folklore in the 20th Century” as part of a Department of Education funded grant project at the University of Wisconsin Center for Education and
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