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Peter Rabinowitz
Peter Rabinowitz Co-Authors Essay on Huckleberry Finn

Sidney Wertimer Professor of Comparative Literature Peter J. Rabinowitz and James Phelan, of Ohio State University, have contributed “Twain, Huck, Jim, and Us: Or, the Ethics of Progression in Huckleberry Finn” to a new book titled Narrative Ethics (edited by Jakob Lothe and Jeremy Hawthorn and published by Rodopi). Rabinowitz and Phelan, described in the editors’ introduction as “undoubtedly the best-known practitioners” of rhetorical narrative theory, use the concept of progression to cast new light on the ethical questions that have long plagued readers of Huckleberry Finn.  More ...

Meghan O'Sullivan '15, center, works with refugees Hnin Ko, from Thailand, left, and Pawser Soe, from Burma, in Kirner-Johnson.
Meghan O’Sullivan ’15 Helps Give Voice to Refugee Women

For Meghan O’Sullivan ’15, immigration is not just an abstract policy issue. This summer, as part of the Kirkland Summer Associates Program, she is pursuing a research project, “Oral Expression of Refugee Women.” Her goal is to create a podcast that gives some insight into the first-hand experience of the refugee women who have come to Utica, N.Y.  More ...

Peter J. Rabinowitz
Rabinowitz Delivers Paper at International Conference

Peter J. Rabinowitz, the Sidney Wertimer Professor of Comparative Literature, presented a paper on June 27 at the International Conference on Narrative in Manchester, England. His presentation, partly co-authored with James Phelan, was included in “Three Approaches to Narrative Theory: A Dialogue in Two Rounds, ” a session that focused on differing views of plot and progression.  More ...

Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz
Rabinowitz Presents Invited Lectures

Professor of Comparative Literature Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz presented invited lectures at the Institute of Classical Studies in London and at the University of Cambridge.  More ...

Ian Bogost, right, visited Janelle Schwartz's Introduction to Literary Theory class before his Hamilton lecture
Ian Bogost Ponders Nature of ‘Things’ in Hamilton Lecture

While things, or objects, are physically tangible, they can also be an abstract gateway to looking at the world from a fresh perspective and liberating the mind from selfishness. Dr. Ian Bogost, award-winning author of Alien Phenomenology, delivered a lecture to the Hamilton community about the pressing importance of discovering substantive meaning in everyday objects to enrich our daily lives.  More ...

Members of Janelle Schwartz's Adventure Narratives class at Blue Mountain.
No Armchair Adventurers Here

Students in Janelle Schwartz’s Reading the Extreme in World Adventure Narratives class are doing a lot more than reading this semester. Schwartz, a 1997 Hamilton graduate and visiting assistant professor of comparative literature, has teamed up with The Hamilton Outing Club (HOC) to bring experiential learning to her students.  More ...

Janelle Schwartz
Schwartz ’97 Discusses Worm Work

Visiting Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature Janelle A. Schwartz ’97 presented a lecture on March 23 at Counterpath in Denver. The talk, based on her book Worm Work: Recasting Romanticism (2012), incorporated both science and literature in an examination of the world of worms.  More ...

Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz
Rabinowitz an Invited Speaker at Classics Symposium

Professor of Comparative Literature Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz was an invited speaker on March 9 at the Brock University Archaeological Society’s Scholarly Symposium “Classics in Education: Ancient and Modern.” Her talk was titled “Academic Activism: Teaching Classics at Marcy Correctional Facility.”  More ...

Cultural Odyssey’s Rhodessa Jones and Idris Ackamoor to Perform

Two events featuring Cultural Odyssey’s Rhodessa Jones and Idris Ackamoor will take place on Monday, Feb. 25, and Wednesday, Feb 27. The events are free and open to the public and no tickets are required.  More ...

Peter Rabinowitz
Rabinowitz Co-Authored Book Named Outstanding Academic Title by Choice

A book co-authored by Peter J. Rabinowitz, the Sidney Wertimer Professor of Comparative Literature, was among those selected by Choice as an “Outstanding Academic Title” for 2012.  More ...

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