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May 13, 2015
Humanities + Digital Tools recently published a video clip featuring DLCL project Lacuna Stories, an interactive academic online ecosystem developed by Comparative Literature and German Studies professor Amir Eshel, MTL Ph.D student Brian Johnsrud, and DLCL Academic Technology Specialist Michael Widner. Watch the clip here:
Apr 28, 2015
After President John Hennessy's Annual Address to the Academic Council: Technology in Teaching and Learning on April 30, 2015 at 3:15PM, Amir Eshel, Edward Clark Crossett Professor of Humanistic Studies, Professor of German Studies and director of the Department of Comparative Literature, will be part of a panel discussion on the topic.
Apr 24, 2015
"Lacuna Stories" is a collaborative annotation platform that empowers students and instructors to engage with course materials, and each other, in innovative and meaningful ways. Lacuna Stories is led by Amir Eshel and Brian Johnsrud and developed by the DLCL's Academic Technology Specialist Michael Widner. For more information, visit
Aug 15, 2014
Please join me in congratulating German and Comparative Literature professor Amir Eshel, along with MTL PhD Brian Johnsrud, who have received an award from the Roberta Bowman Denning Initiative for the Lacuna Stories project.
Aug 15, 2014
I draw your attention to Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, "The Future of Reading?  Memories and Thoughts toward a Genealogical Approach," in the summer 2014 issue of Boundary 2:  An International Journal of Literature and Culture, which many of you will remember hearing as a How I Think about Literature talk.
May 30, 2013
Last Thursday, May 23rd 2013, the DLCL's Comparative Literature department celebrated their annual year-end event, the Spring Fête. This year, we convened at Vino Locale, a small wine bar in downtown Palo Alto. The Division would like to thank Professor David Palumbo-Liu for organizing the event once more. Faculty, staff, and graduate students were all able to wind down, and enjoy some good food, wine, and live music. This year marks the end of Professor Palumbo-Liu's tenure as director of the Comparative Literature department. Palumbo-Liu notes, "I'm particularly...