Last year, two Comp Lit graduate students from the University of Michigan participated in the inaugural meeting of the Institute for World Literature. Mei-Chen Pan and Corine Tachtiris traveled to Beijing, China to attend a month of seminars and lectures at Peking University during July 2011. They reported that the Summer Institute for World Literature was an excellent opportunity to meet with established and emerging scholars from different universities, and learn more about new approaches to research and pedagogy in the study of World Literatures.
This year, four Comp Lit graduate students from the University of Michigan have been selected by the Institute for World Literature to participate in the 2012 summer program at Bilgi University in Istanbul, Turkey. Congratulations to Basak Candar, Chris Meade, Michael Pifer, and Ramon Stern!
The Department of Comparative Literature was awarded a Rackham Grant for Global Engagement in Doctoral Education to support participation of our graduate students in the Institute for World Literature.