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Congratulations to CLS alum, Mary Francis Bradford, for winning the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Presidential Undergraduate Prize! Mary's essay was entitled, “Performing Frida(,) Performing Indigeneity”. Congratulations!

Congratulations to Caitlyn Doyle for successfully defending her dissertation in April 2017. Her dissertation is entitled, "The Aesthetic Politics of an Exhausted World: Aberrant Temporalities in the Works of Marcel Proust, Samuel Beckett, and Chantal Akerman". (Advisor: Scott Durham | Home Department: French and Italian)

CLS graduate student, Kritish Rajbhandari, is a 2017 Presidential Fellow, which is a highly competitive award and is the most prestigious fellowship awarded to graduate students by Northwestern University. Learn more about the Presidential Fellowship.


Congratulations to Benjamin Robinson for successfully defending his dissertation in May 2016. His dissertation is entitled, "Bureaucratic Fanatics in the Work of Kleist, Melville, Conrad, and Kafka". (Advisor: Peter Fenves | Home Department: German)

Congratulations to Caroline Vial for successfully defending her dissertation in June 2016. Her dissertation is entitled, "Free Indirect Impressions from Zola to Pasolini". (Advisor: Professor Scott Durham | Home Department: French and Italian)