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Alumni and Friends


The Department of Comparative Literature hosted a series panels featuring CompLit Phd alumni in Fall 2018.

Comp Lit Alumni Panel: Looking Backward, Looking Forward Friday, September 28, 2018

Comp Lit Alumni Panel Friday, November 9, 2018


The Comp Lit Colloquium Series kicked off a new year on September 22, 2017 with a panel discussion featuring two of our alums:

Meredith Martin (Comp Lit PhD 2006) is Associate Professor of English at Princeton University, where she is also Faculty Director of the Center for Digital Humanities. She has been building the online database for the Princeton Prosody Archive, and is interested in using digital tools to explore new analytical questions in the study of poetry. 

Sayan Bhattacharyya (Comp lit PhD 2010) is a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Price Lab for Digital Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania. His ongoing projects include pedagogy using digitized textual sources in multilingual contests, and understanding race, class, and the colonial encounter through computational methods.

See video for their discussion with current graduate students and with UM librarians in Digital Humanities, Justin Joque and Alix Keener.