Professor Sarah Phillips Casteel

The Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature Art and Culture is delighted to announce that Professor Sarah Phillips Casteel will be delivering the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences’ Marston LaFrance Lecture on March 23, from 3-4 pm. You can register here for this online event.

Professor Casteel’s talk, “Making History Visible: Black Lives Under Nazism in Literature and Art”addresses a little known chapter of World War II in which Black people living in Germany and occupied Europe found themselves caught up in the Nazis’ genocidal campaign. For more information on the lecture, Professor Casteel’s current book project, her profile and doctoral supervisions, please read here.

Dr. Ellen Waterman

Music, Sound and Society in Canada: Dr. Ellen Waterman launches a new research centre

Congratulations to ICSLAC faculty member Dr. Ellen Waterman (Helmut Kallmann Chair for Music in Canada, Music/ICSLAC) on the launch of  Music, Sound and Society in Canada (MSSC), a new research centre under her directorship. MSSC will take a critical lens to music and sound in this country, bringing together scholars from Carleton, external research fellows, and members of the community. For more information…

Dr. Malini Guha

Focus on grants and research: Dr. Malini Guha awarded a FASS research grant

Congratulations to ICSLAC faculty member Dr. Malini Guha (Film Studies), who was awarded a FASS Mid-Career Research Grant for her current research project On Traction: Moving Images and Realities Dr. Guha’s full profile can be found here.

Dr. Birgit Hopfener

Dr. Birgit Hopfener

ICSLAC Appointment: Dr. Birgit Hopfener Appointed to the Ruth and Mark Phillips Professorship in Cultural Mediations

The Institute for Comparative Literature, Art and Culture (ICSLAC) is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Birgit Hopfener (SSAC/ICSLAC) as the inaugural holder of the Ruth and Mark Phillips Professorship in Cultural Mediations. This exciting new position is intended to provide an ICSLAC faculty member with the opportunity to shape a doctoral seminar and year-long program of intellectual engagement around their ongoing interdisciplinary research. Dr. Hopfener, an art historian of contemporary art and theory in the global context, will be focusing her two-year tenure on critical temporalities. She invites students, faculty as well as other colleagues and friends to explore how scholarly writing, art and cultural artifacts engage with the temporal heterogeneity of our time, its socio-political, geo-political and historical conditions and the multiplicity of temporal assumptions that shape us, art and knowledges. Entitled The Temporal Diversity of our Time. Pluralizing time and unlearning the modern Western temporal regimeher graduate seminar will be offered in the fall of 2021, with more information to follow around the program of events enhancing the seminar throughout the 21-22 academic year. The Professorship in Cultural Mediations is named in honour of Professors Emeriti Ruth Phillips and Mark Phillips, two long-time ICSLAC faculty members.

Dr. Franny Nudelman


Focus on publications: Franny Nudelman publishes Fighting Sleep. The War for the Mind and the US Military

Congratulations to ICSLAC professor Franny Nudelman (English/ICSLAC) on the publication of her new monograph, Fighting Sleep. The War for the Mind and the US Military, published by Verso Books and reviewed in the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Dr. Catherine Khordoc

Focus on publications: Dr. Catherine Khordoc’s awarded a Canadian Studies Network’s 2019 prize

Congratulations to ICSLAC professor Dr. Catherine Khordoc (French/SICS/ICSLAC), who was awarded the Canadian Studies Network’s 2019 prize for the best article published in the Journal of Canadian Studies. Her essay “Worlded Literature in Quebec: Wajdi Mouawad’s Le Sang des promesses Cycle”  can be accessed here. Follow this link for more information on Dr. Khordoc’s profile. 

Drs. Birgit Hopfener and Ming Tiampo

Focus on grants and research: Congratulations to Drs. Birgit Hopfener and Ming Tiampo 

Drs. Birgit Hopfener and Ming Tiampo (SSAC/ICSLAC) received a Social Innovation Grant from the Trans-Atlantic Platform for the Social Sciences and Humanities for their project Worlding Public Cultures: The Arts and Social Innovation, spearheaded in the context of the Transnational and Transcultural Art and Culture Exchange (TrACE). Read more: Worlding Public Cultures: The Arts and Social Innovation