People

Julie A. Buckler

Julie A. Buckler

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.

Office: Barker 372
p: 617-496-4916
Office Hours: Spring 2017 - TBA
David Damrosch

David Damrosch

Chair, Department of Comparative Literature
Ernest Bernbaum Professor of Comparative Literature
Director, Institute for World Literature


Research Fields: Theory and methods of comparative literature and world literary studies; Bible and ancient Near Eastern literatures; modern European and global Anglophone literatures. Current research projects include a book on the discipline of Comparative Literature, and a book on the role of global scripts in the formation of national literatures.

Office: Dana-Palmer House 201
p: 617-496-7031
Office Hours: Spring 2017 - Tuesdays 10-12 and by appointment
James Engell

James Engell

Gurney Professor of English Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature

Research Fields: Eighteenth Century and Restoration; Romanticism; Criticism and Critical Theory; Rhetoric. 

Office: Barker Center 272
p: 617-495-5055
Office Hours: Spring 2017 - Thursdays 2.30-4pm and by appointment
Luis  Manuel Girón-Negrón

Luis Manuel Girón-Negrón

Professor of Comparative Literature and of Romance Languages and Literatures
Director of Graduate Studies

Research Fields: Spanish Literature (Medieval and Golden Age); Arabic and Hebrew Literatures (Middle Ages); History of Religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam in the Middle Ages); Historical Linguistics; Comparative Literature.

Office: Dana-Palmer House 104
16 Quincy Street
p: 617-495-2567
Office Hours: Spring 2017 - Thursdays 10-12 and by appointment
William Granara

William Granara

Professor of the Practice of Arabic on the Gordon Gray Endowment
Center for Middle Eastern Studies Director
Director of Modern Language Programs, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Professor Granara teaches Arabic language and literature and directs the Arabic language program at Harvard University. He studied Arabic at Georgetown University and received his PhD in Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania .

CMES 38 Kirkland St. #302 Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-496-9065
Office Hours: Spring 2017 - Tues 10am-12pm, Thurs 1-3pm
Cécile Guédon

Cécile Guédon

Lecturer in Comparative Literature

Research Fields: Modernism, Dance, Performance, Music, Film and Visual Arts. Inter-medial Studies and Comparative Arts. Literary Theory, Poetry, Twentieth-Century Literature. French Studies, German Thought. History of Science, Embodied Cognition.

Dana-Palmer 203
Spring 2017 - Friday 4-6 PM and by appointment
John Hamilton

John Hamilton

William R. Kenan Professor of German and Comparative Literature
Chair, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures

Research Fields: Hermeneutics and Poetics of the Classical Tradition; Music and Language; 18th – 19th century German and French Literature; New Comparative Philology.

Office: Barker Center 345
p: 617-496-4272
Office Hours: Spring 2017 - Thursdays 1-3pm
Biodun Jeyifo

Biodun Jeyifo

Professor of African and African American Studies and of Comparative Literature

Research Fields:  African and Caribbean 'Anglophone' literatures; theatrical theory and dramatic literature, Western and non-Western; comparative African and Afro-American critical thought; Marxist literary and cultural theory; colonial and postcolonial studies; twentieth-century revolutionary social philosophy and literature. 

On Leave Fall 2016 - Spring 2017
Office: Barker Center 258
p: 617-384-9418
Roanne Kantor

Roanne Kantor

Lecturer in Comparative Literature

Research Fields: Transnational exchange in the global south, Latin American and South Asian Literatures of the 20th century, intersections between literature, anthropology, and medicine. 

Barker Center, 019A
12 Quincy Street
Spring 2017 - Mondays 1-2pm and by appointment
Françoise Lionnet

Françoise Lionnet

Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures (French)
Professor of African and African American Studies

A past-President of the American Comparative Literature Association, Françoise Lionnet is Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and African and …

Office: Boylston Hall 517
p: (617) 384-8057
Office Hours: Spring 2017 - Tuesdays 1-3pm and by appointment