News and Events
Humanities Career Panel
November 2nd 5-6:30pm in Mandel G12
Have your friends or family members ever scrutinized your decision or desire to major in the humanities? Have they resigned you to a future as a barista just because you love the humanities? If so, this is the event for you! The Professors and UDRs of the Comparative Literature and Culture, Creative Writing, Education, and English Departments have organized a panel of Brandeis Alumni who majored in the humanities and have succeeded in a range of different jobs and career paths. Come to this event to hear all the possibilities of what YOU can do with your humanities major, get to ask your questions, and finally get the answer to that big, pressing question: What Can I Do With My Humanities Major?
A Nation Anew: García Márquez’s Noticia de un secuestro (1996) as Refoundational Fiction
Héctor Hoyos, Associate Professor of Latin American literature and culture, Stanford University
November 3, 2017; 11:00–11:50 a.m.
This talk presents a new reading of a relatively understudied work by the Nobel-prize winning author. Focusing on the role of human rights discourse to mend the nation’s social fabric, Hoyos tackles the question of whether elite historiography or class struggle predominate in García Márquez’s rendering of the deeper causes of narcotrafficking. Consideration is given to the potential role of this sui generis non-fiction work within genre-codified fictions of the drug trade and its aftermath. The talk will be in English and open to the Brandeis community.
Cosponsored by Latin American and Latino Studies, Comparative Literature and Culture, and Hispanic Studies.
Please join us in congratulating our Comparative Literature Undergraduate Departmental Representative, Talia Franks, who has been accepted to Middlebury's Bread Loaf Translator's Conference in a Translation Manuscript Workshop!
March 6, 2017
March 30, 2017
Featuring Jon Stewart, Research Fellow at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
October 26, 2016
September 15, 2016
March 22, 2016
February 9, 2016
Featuring Ellen Elias-Bursac, former translator/reviser of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
September 3, 2015
October 6, 2014
Presented by Matthew Fraleigh as part of the East Asian Studies Colloquium