Congratulations to Gernot Waldner

October 29, 2019

We are delighted to announce that Gernot Waldner (PhD Harvard, 2018) has accepted a multi-year postdoc position as Universitätsassistent at the prestigious Robert-Musil-Institut für LIteraturforschung at the Universität Klagenfurt. 


Stephen Mitchell Receives the Jarl Gallén Prize

September 20, 2019

The Jarl Gallén Prize will be bestowed on Professor Stephen Mitchell in the Great Hall of the Finnish Literature Society, Hallituskatu 1, at 13:00 on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Prof. Kaarle Hämeri, Chancellor of the University of Helsinki, will present the prize. Prof. Mitchell will deliver a lecture entitled “Magic and Memory in the Medieval North”, which will be followed by a seminar with four speakers on subjects pertinent to his...

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Congratulations to Alexander Lambrow and Anton Chaevitch

September 18, 2019
Warmest congratulations to Alex Lambrow (PhD 2019), who has received a multi-year post-doctoral fellowship at Vanderbilt University, and to Anton Chaevitch (PhD 2019), who has just begun a new position as an International Arbitration Attorney in Washington, DC. 

New Book by John Hamilton - Philology of the Flesh

August 10, 2018

In Philology of the Flesh Hamilton investigates a range of poetic enterprises and theoretical reflections that engage in incarnational metaphors of language, from the fifteenth-century humanism of Lorenzo Valla to the poetry of Emily Dickinson, from Immanuel Kant and Johann Georg Hamann to Friedrich Nietzsche, Franz Kafka, and Paul Celan, tracing an insistence that invites us to...

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Twenty Six Fellowships and Internships Abroad for Summer 2018

May 15, 2018

Warmest congratulations to the 26 students who have been awarded fellowships and internships through the department’s Work Abroad program this year, with special thanks to the department's Work Abroad Program Officer, Ruth Sondermann, for making all this possible: Anna Biggs (OCS-funded research at Universität Hamburg); Haydn Bradstreet (DAAD/RISE internship, Düsseldorf Universität); Emily Brother (OCS-funded internship, Freie Universität Berlin); Julia Bunte-Mein (Salzburg Global Seminar); Yi Chen (RISE fellowship)... Read more about Twenty Six Fellowships and Internships Abroad for Summer 2018

Christina von Hane

New Book by Racha Kirakosian - Die Vita der Christina von Hane

September 16, 2017

This is the very first comprehensive study on the late medieval text transmitting the Life ("Vita") of the 13th-century mystic, Christina von Hane. Adopting a multi-perspective approach, the first part of the study considers the handwritten manuscript while also discussing performative aspects of this mystic text. The second part of the study offers a new edition of the Vita.