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The mysterious Bard and peers

Jonathan Hart explores the ties between empire building and literature in his new book Shakespeare and his Contemporaries. Please click here to read the story.

Celebrating Comp. Lit Scholars

Three University of Alberta researchers were celebrated recently by the university's comparative literature program. Please click here to read a story.

Remembering Ibrahim Abu-Rabi

Chair of Islamic studies was a voice of moderation and great University of Alberta ambassador. A3A20B5109FB4B41BED311B816950AEF

Killam Postdoctoral Fellow: Dr. Mark Dickens

Dr. Mark Dickens has won a prestigious Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship, and joined the Program in 2011-12, working with Willi Braun. Mark completed his doctoral dissertation at Cambridge Universit

The voice of Iman

With the Arab Spring sending international shockwaves through the cultural landscape, it's worth remembering that certain touchstones remain eternal. For a beautiful case in point, consider the

New State, Intractable Problems

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Inquire 1.2_Publication

The Editorial Team of Inquire: Journal of Comparative Literature is pleased to announce the publication of Issue 1.2 (June 2011) 'Print History: Social Artifacts and Transnational Networks

Freedom brings challenges by W. Andy Knight and Paul Nyibek

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Europe's 'xenoracism' spawned Norway horror

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Appointments in OIS

Please note the following changes in the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies (OIS): Sean Gouglas has agreed to serve as Director of OIS for a three-year term effective July 1, 2011. H

New Adjunct Professor in Religious Studies Program

Adjunct Professor: Dr. William Arnal The Program in Religious Studies is delighted to add Professor William (Bill) Arnal of the University of Regina to its list of adjunct professors. P

Introducing the Religious Studies Program Executive: 2011-12

Program Director: Andrew Gow, Professor of Medieval and Early Modern History in the Department of History and Classics. Andrew's wide interests include popular religion, vernacular Bib

Education instrumental in curbing religious violence

Former religious studies/sociology PhD student Maryam Razavy teaches the course Religion and Violence at the U of A through the Edmonton Lifelong Learners Association (ELLA). Please click a lin

The Day of Digital Humanities is Today!

The Day of Digital Humanities has about 250 participants around the world who are blogging and tweeting about the digital humanities and what they are doing. The Day of DH gets bigger each year.

Dr. Mark Dickens won Killam Post-doctoral fellowship in the Religious Studies Program

Dr. Mark Dickens of Cambridge University has won a Killam Post-doctoral fellowship in the Religious Studies Program. His research project will be: "A History of Christianity in Central Asia, 200-


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