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Olga V. Solovieva has published Japan’s Russia: Challenging the East-West Paradigm (co-edited with Sho Konishi) with Cambria Press.

Hoda El Shakry has been awarded the MLA’s Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies for her book The Literary Qu’ran. As the award committee note in their citation, “Readers in other fields will encounter a deeply thought and impressively learned introduction to a provocative set of texts; specialists may find themselves rethinking the very shape of their field.”

Nisha Kommattam has published Sind es Frauen (QuerVerlag) in German and Are they Women? (Broadview) in English translation, a novel by Aimee Duc translated and edited with Margaret Sönser Breen

Mark Payne has published Flowers of Time: On Postapocalyptic Fiction with Princeton University Press.

Ana Ilievska has been named a Humanities Teaching Fellow in the College and Comparative Literature for the academic year 2020-2021

Sam Lasman has been named a Humanities Teaching Fellow in the College and Comparative Literature for the academic year 2020-2021

Anna Torres has been named a 2020-2021 Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies Fellow for academic year 2020-2021

Mark Payne has published a foreword to Stephanie Burt's After Callimachus in Publishers Weekly Spring 2020 announcements, which has been listed in the Top 10 in the Poetry category.