Comparison 2010-2011

WELCOME TO "A Year of Comparison"

The Department of Comparative Literature has designated 2010-2011 as our "Year of Comparison." Our objective is to engage with other departments in critical discussion about the idea of comparison and the use of comparative methodologies across disciplines.

During this theme year we will consider a broad range of questions posed by comparative projects. What are the various disciplinary histories of comparative work? What is at stake in comparison today? Do "comparatists" really compare? What do they compare, and to what end? Is "comparativism" a way of doing theory, or another name for interdisciplinarity? What logics of comparison are implicit in terms such as "international," "transnational," "cross-cultural," and "global"?

We invite faculty and students at the University of Michigan to submit PROPOSALS for funding activities on campus that are related to our theme year. We will also list undergraduate and graduate COURSES that focus on comparative methodologies, and host a series of EVENTS related to the theme of comparison.

Doing Queer Studies Now

"Bond": A Chinese Opera Adaptation of "The Merchant of Venice"
Department: Comparative Literature
Date: 08/12/2011; 07:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre

Lecture by Harriet Guest
Department: Comparative Literature
Date: 08/05/2011; 04:00PM - 06:00PM
Location: 3222 Angell Hall

“Reproducing Comparison: Scoptophilic, Mexstatic Meditations on the Naked Eye, circa 2011"
Department: Comparative Literature
Date: 03/09/2011; 03:00PM - 05:00PM
Location: Lecture in Angell Hall Auditorium B

Why Compare?
Department: Comparative Literature
Date: 02/18/2011; 12:00PM - 01:30PM
Location: 3222 Angell Hall

"Jewish Modernism in Early Twentieth-Century Europe: Languages, Trends, Politics"
Department: Comparative Literature
Date: 12/09/2010 - 12/10/2010; 08:00AM - 04:00AM
Location: Colloquium in 2022 Thayer Building

COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
Department: Comparative Literature
Date: 11/19/2010; 12:00PM - 01:30PM
Location: 1014 Tisch Hall

DOING QUEER STUDIES NOW
Department: Comparative Literature
Date: 10/21/2010 - 10/23/2010; 09:00AM - 07:30PM
Location: Rackham Graduate School

MOBILITY IN JEWISH STUDIES
Department: Comparative Literature
Date: 09/21/2010; 02:00PM - 05:00PM
Location: Vandenberg Room, Michigan League

CROSS-CHANNEL POETICS
Department: Comparative Literature
Date: 09/17/2010; 12:00PM - 01:30PM
Location: 1024 Tisch Hall