Binghamton Comparative Literature alumna Dr. Nicole Shea returns to BU to speak on alt-ac careers–Thursday, April 28 @ 3 p.m.


Nicole Shea talk


Alumni Activities-Digital Project “The Afterlife of Discarded Object”-Natalia Natalia Andrievskikh”


Natalia Andrievskikh is curating a digital storytelling project (soon to become a book) entitled : The Afterlife of Discarded Objects). This is the call for participants for the project. Send in your narratives!

We are seeking contributors to a digital project that explores the stories that discarded objects can tell about our history and culture. This non-fiction storytelling project depends on public participation through sharing memories about playing with, collecting, preserving, or making art from what we might broadly label as trash, waste, or unwanted items. ​W​e invite you to contribute your own narratives as we seek to understand the ways in which diverse experiences contribute to the mosaic of our individual and collective histories. Together these stories will highlight the power of imagination to (re)create history and serve as testimony to the potential of material objects to shape our cultural landscape.

Your contribution can be as short or as long as you like – a brief recollection of a childhood moment or a lengthier piece of writing — anything you wish to share. We especially welcome contributions that explore the topic from an environmental perspective, gender relations, race or class, as well as contributions that add to the geographic scope of the project.

All submissions are featured on an interactive map that links each story and storyteller to the particular place where the narrative is situated, inviting the on-looker to zoom out and observe social, political, and economic linkages between cultures.

To share your story, please go to the project’s website:
Thank you for taking part in this collective storytelling endeavor.

Graduate Student Activities-ACLA2016, Harvard University, Boston, MA.


The Comparative Literature Department at Binghamton University was very well-represented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association. Five of our students attended the convention either as  panel organizers or as presenters.

Anastasisya Lyubas-presented a paper entitled “Language Mothers” in Avant-garde Poetics of Bruno Schulz and Debora Vogel” in the panel “Global Avant-Gardes: Visual and Verbal.”

David Spitzer-presented a paper entitled “Figures of Being: the Song of Parmenides as Performance” in the panel “Adaptation as Archeology and Critique.”

Diviani Chaudhuri-presented a paper entitled “The Introverted Courtyard House and the Novel in India: Muslim Women Writing the Zenana and Beyond.” in the panel “The House in Literature: Practices of Consumption, Commemoration, Display and Self-Fashioning.”

Idaliz Roman Perez-presented a paper entitled “Literature and Street Art: A Comparative Study of Gender and Cultural Politics of the Caribbean” in the panel “Embodying Politics in Africa and Latin America.”

Rania Said-co-organized a panel entitled “The City in the Life Narratives of the Global South.”

GCOS Workshop: Writing for Publication–Friday, 12/4 @ 12 p.m. *RSVP*


The Graduate Community of Scholars is sponsoring a workshop:

Academic Writing for Publication:

Strategies for Successful Writing in the Humanities

Presented by Dr. Elizabeth Tucker, Department of English

Topics include:

  • How to write for publication in professional journals – what to do/what not to do
  • Writing and citing conventions for papers in the social sciences and humanities
  • Where to publish – knowing your audience
  • How to find suitable journals
  • Considering the difference between print and online journals

Friday, December 4, 2015 ● 12:00 to 1:00pm

University Union West, Room 324

Refreshments will be Served

*Please RSVP to

COLI GSO Pedagogy Workshop–TODAY


imageHello all,

Please join us today (Wednesday, 11/18) from 12–1:30 p.m., in LSG 566 for the next COLI GSO Pedagogy Workshop!

The group will discuss: student writings, facilitating effective peer-revision sessions & will highlight some best practices.  The workshop will be co-facilitated by Angela Runciman & Marissa Sabbath.  Workshop materials will be provided & no extra preparation is required.  We look forward to seeing you there!

TRIP GSO Presents: How to Publish Your Literary Translation–Friday, 10/23 @ 10 a.m.



Have you translated a literary work and would like to get it published?  Want to learn more about the professional side of literary translation?

Come to the first TRIP GSO Workshop of the semester: How to Publish Your Literary Translation, on Friday, October 23 at 10am in LT 1506.

A question and answer session will follow the presentation. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Join the Facebook event here!

The TRIP GSO looks forward to seeing you there!