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International Writers Podcast: Literature in the Making

Listen to William Gass Fellow Matthias Goeritz and Director of Comparative Literature, Professor Lynne Tatlock discuss the track for international writers and their course, "Literature in the Making."

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Ignacio Infante and Annelise Finegan Wasmoen Co-Author Chapter on Transnational Poetics

Congratulations to Associate Professor Ignacio Infante and Ph.D. candidate Annelise Finegan Wasmoen.

Recent Awards

Over the last several years, our students have won a number of prestigious awards and fellowships for their writing and academic work, including the BKKLIT Translation Prize for Poetry, The Cincinnati Review's Schiff Award for Poetry, the Philip K. Jansen Memorial Fellowship from ALTA, the Fellowship at the Cultural Academy in Tarabya at Istanbul, the Virginia Faulkner Award for Excellence in Writing, the Emerging Scholar Award from the Association for Asian Performance, and a Best Translated Book Award for Fiction. Their short stories, poems, translations, and novels have been published by prestigious presses and journals throughout the world.

Erika Rodriguez (Ph.D. student in Comparative Literature) won first place in the Neureuther Essay Competition. She also received the Distinguished Individual Leader Award from Wash U.

Matthias Göritz (William Gass Fellow; Ph.D. student in Comparative Literature’s track for international writers) was awarded the Fellowship at the Cultural Academy in Tarabya in summer 2018 at Istanbul by the German State Department and the Dane Zajc Residency in Ljubljana.

Aaron Coleman won The Cincinnati Review's Schiff Award for Poetry for his poem entitled “Very Many Hands.” Coleman also recently received a Philip K. Jansen Memorial Fellowship from the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA).

Ali Taheri Araghi (a graduate student in the Comparative Literature Ph.D. program’s track for international writers) won the Virginia Faulkner Award for Excellence in Writing by Prairie Schooner for his story “Snow,” which was published in the Fall 2016 issue.