“As a consumer, it feels special to have something ‘small’. It’s like a little secret that you get to be a part of with the artist/publisher. And let’s face it, it doesn’t feel like there’s many secrets left.” says Summer Institute 2015 student, Stephen Eichenbaum in this interview about his newly published and beautiful zine.
The latest edition of the renowned literary newspaper, the Times Literary Supplement, sees significant analytical articles published by two members of the Comparative Literature and English department.
One of AUP’s M.A. in Cultural Translation graduates, Mui Poopoksakul, has been awarded a PEN grant for her translation of Thai author Prabda Yoon – indeed, the work she completed chez nous at the American University of Paris.
As part of her work for Professor Wildberger’s class, CL3017: Imperial Rome – Philosophy, Literature, and Society, CL senior Audrey Michels has been tweeting aphoristic applications of Roman writer Martial’s epigrams. The results are brilliant, and well worth a read and a re-tweet.
This week saw the release of Without Shame, the first album by Wolkoff (Joanie Wolkoff, CL, 2005); there are really interesting videos of The Homecoming (also featuring AUP alumnus, Ken Peyser), and While You Still Can. Or look out for live events.
That’s the electro-pop / dance side of the Comparative Literature diaspora. Cheney Munson (CL, 2006) fronts Tacoma Narrows, representing the ‘big city country-folk bluegrass’ wing of the department. Continue reading “New music from Comparative Literature alumni: Wolkoff, Tacoma Narrows, The Other Band on Earth”
In March, Lorin Stein, Editor of The Paris Review participated in a panel discussion entitled “Translating Houellebecq”, together with Russell Williams (AUP) and Nelly Kaprièlian, (Les Inrockuptibles). Nathalie Neubert was among the students who attended the event and reports back here:
I arrived at the event ten minutes early because I always tend to arrive at these kinds of things early. I saw Professor Williams walking around, talking to some of the guests, and he was wearing a suit.