Research Fields: Comparative poetics, Classical Chinese poetry, early modern lyric consciousness, folk and fairy tales, "World Literature" and the humanities. My dissertation is on eleventh-century Chinese poets and the practice of poetic modeling. Read more about Lindsey Aakre
Research Fields: Soviet literature and theater, contemporary Russian theater, Russian intellectual history, critical theory and continental philosophy, performance studies, anarchism Read more about Ania Aizman
Nana is a Fulbright and Israel Institute post-doctoral scholar. Her research fields include international and Hebrew modernism, the avant-garde and the neo-avant-garde, manifestos and little magazines, rhetoric and argumentation, genres, conventions and clichés in discourse and narrative, and dialogism. She also specializes in applied rhetoric and public speaking and is interested in innovative methods of knowledge exchange in the Humanities.
Research Fields: Comparative modernisms, comparative Marxisms, modern South Asian literature and intellectual history, multilingualism, translation and performance, speculative fiction and genre literature, feminism in world literature, race and class, avant-garde and art house film, deconstructions of postcolonial canons, lyric essay and narrative as provocation.
Research Fields: Modernist fiction (anglophone, francophone, Austrian, Balkan); the Habsburg myth; ancient Greece; world literature; narrative theory; music; film; artificial life, human vs. non-human; medical humanities, science writing; islands and utopias; Pacific literature; Tocharian, Sanskrit, and Chinese tales of the Silk Road. Read more about Nina Begus
Research Fields: Migration and diaspora studies; postcolonial literature (mostly Anglophone & Francophone) and theory; women and gender studies; bilingualism; sociolinguistics; questions of identity and nationhood, particularly Mediterranean; Latin and Ancient Greek literature and philosophy, Italian literature, contemporary fiction and creative writing. Read more about Francesca Bellei
Samuel Hazzard Cross Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature Faculty Associate and Member of the Executive Committee, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies
Research Fields: Russian literature of the imperial period, West-European and American literature, cultural studies and semiotics, gender studies, performing arts, St. Petersburg, memoirs, literary canon and popular culture. Read more about Julie A. Buckler