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Charles Martin

June Kelly Gallery
166 Mercer St
New York, NY 10012

12 February – 12 March, 2016

This exhibition of black and white prints is Charles Martin's sixth solo show at June Kelly Gallery. He has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum, the Smithsonian Institution, and had solo exhibitions at the Musée Public National d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Algeria; Musée de la Halle St. Pierre, Paris; Henry Street Settlement, NY; Imã Foto Galeria (São Paulo); and numerous universities and colleges. His book of photographs, Because of Algiers, is available through Further work includes publications in Black Renaissance/Renaissance Noire, the New York Times and a variety of journals. Martin has produced and directed a variety of documentary, art, and music films, including Playing New York and, for Bank of America, The Hewitt Collection of African American Art.


The Comparative Literature Program includes courses taught by faculty from all the language and literature departments and from philosophy and anthropology. It offers students the opportunity to study literary texts in their historical, social, and cultural contexts. Courses frequently include works of philosophy, history, psychology, anthropology, and the cinema. They aim to help students learn to read and write critically, with greater pleasure and understanding.

Majors can prepare for graduate study and work in such fields as law, education, publishing, writing, and translation. Because major requirements overlap with those of English and the foreign languages, comparative literature is an excellent choice as one of two majors or as a minor. Although comparative literature courses involve study of texts from many countries, all are read and taught in English.


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Azalea Carlea

Azalea Carlea, QC alumna and Comparative Literature Minor, gave a lecture entitled,​ "Protecting the Rights of Survivors: Domestic Abuse and Human Trafficking" on November 10, 2015. Her lecture was the third lecture in the Literature and Human Rights series sponsored by the Comparative Literature Department and was also co-sponsored by the Women and Gender Studies Program.​​​


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