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Welcome to our undergraduate majors in literary and cultural studies, languages, and linguistics, and our Ph.D. program in Comparative Literature. In an increasingly global world the study of literatures and languages has never been more urgent than it is today. Our students' writing and research respond to this urgency, producing pluralistic, multilingual, theoretical, and historical forms of knowledge and critique. The literary, cultural, and linguistic fluency and insight one gains through the programs offered by the faculty in Comparative Literature remain for a lifetime. I invite you to join us.

Thomas Scanlon
Professor and Chair, Department of Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages

Graduate Student Receives Bruns Essay Prize

(11/13/2015) Brittany Roberts has been chosen to receive the Bruns essay prize at this year’s Society for Literature, Science and the Arts conference, which takes place November 12 - 15, 2015 and a very intellectually rigorous conference that attracts some of the top graduate students from around the country and beyond.

The Bruns Graduate Essay Prize, in honor of Edward F. Bruns, is awarded annually to the best essay written by a graduate student member of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts.

Brittany’s winning paper is entitled "Touching Bare Life in the 'Corridor of Absolute Dying': Biopolitics, Necrorealism, and Resistance to 'Making Live' in Evgenii Iufit's 'Spring'".

The Department congratulates Brittany for winning this prestigious prize!

Congratulations to Kai Kang

(12/27/2015) Recently graduated Kai Kang is now assistant professor (tenure track) at the Department of English at Hangzhou Dianzi University, China.

Now Hiring: Part-Time Lecturer in Chinese

(11/3/2015) The Department of Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages at the University of California, Riverside, is recruiting for a lecturer position in Chinese during Winter and Spring Quarters 2016. For full details, please see AP Recruit.

Now Hiring: Part-Time Lecturer in French

(10/16/2015) The Department of Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages is seeking candidates for a non-Senate position in French. This position will begin in Winter 2016. For full details, please see Open Recruitments.

Now Hiring: Visiting Professor in Japanese and Comparative Literature

(9/28/15) The Department of Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages is seeking candidates for a Visiting Professor Position in Japanese and Comparative Literature. This position will begin in Winter 2016. For more information, please see our Job Postings.

Now Hiring: Lecturer in Linguistics 

(11/11/15)  The Department of Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages at the University of California, Riverside, is recruiting a lecturer position in Linguistics for Winter Quarter 2016.  For full details, please see our Job Postings.

 

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