The Paris Center co-hosted a three-day colloquium honoring the works of Professor Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

Thursday, July 19, 2018

The conference was part of a multidisciplinary and multilingual project, analyzing Spivak’s research and militant activities through the perspective of the diverse academic fields upon which she has had a profound impact: literary theory, translation, political philosophy, postcolonial studies, gender studies, anthropology, education, history.

Marcellus Blount

Friday, May 4, 2018

We are devastated by the loss of our beloved friend and colleague Marcellus Blount, who passed away earlier this week. Marcellus had taught at Columbia since 1985, inspiring students with his courses on American and African-American literary and cultural studies in both the Department of English and Comparative Literature and the Institute for Research in African American Studies.

Playwright and PhD Candidate Meadhbh McHugh Adapts Louise O'Neill's 'Asking for It' for the Stage

Monday, April 30, 2018

Meadhbh McHugh's latest play debuts at The Everyman theatre in Cork, Ireland this June, and moves to the Abbey Theatre, Dublin in November. For more information see here.

Steven Marcus (1928-2018)

Friday, April 27, 2018

The Department of English and Comparative Literature mourns the passing, on Wednesday April 25, of Steven Marcus, George Delacorte Professor Emeritus in the Humanities.

Edward W. Tayler (1931-2018)

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Department of English and Comparative Literature is saddened to announce the death, on Monday April 23, of Edward W. Tayler, Lionel Trilling Professor Emeritus in The Humanities.