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Online Summer Course Offered for SCLL Students: Working with the School of Chinese Language and Literature (SCLL) at Beijing Normal University (BNU), the Department of International Literary and Cultural Studies (ILCS) at Tufts University offered a three-week online course for SCLL students on literary and film theory during the 2022 summer months. Read more

Featured Faculty:  ILCS is excited to announce that Sarah Corrigan will be joining our department this fall as an Assistant Professor. Sarah will work specifically in German, Russian, English, American, and Biblical Literatures. This fall she'll be teaching ILVS 91-03: Laughing and Crying in Literature and Film. Laughter and tears are always meaningful (whether we admit it or not), and our course aims to investigate how these poles of emotional experience are depicted and theorized in great works of literature and film.

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A crowd of people carrying posters of black and white photos of war veterans in St. Petersburg, Russia

The Long History of Russia and War

Understanding how deeply embedded war is in Russia’s view of itself may help us understand the invasion of Ukraine, says the Tufts author of “Russia: The Story of War”