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.
Melody Yunzi Li is currently a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature at Washington University in St. Louis. She is also a McDonnell International Academy scholar. Her research interests include Translation Studies, Asian Diaspora Literature, and Modern Chinese Literature, etc.
Elena Shabliy graduated with honors from Lomonosov Moscow State University and received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Tulane University, where she wrote her dissertation on The Early Women’s Emancipation Movement:The Formation of a New Female Identity in the Russian and Late-Victorian Novel.
Research Fields: 19th-20th c. German, British, French, and Italian literature; Modernism; Memory Studies; intersections of literature and philosophy; architectural theory, space, and the city; travel literature; the modern West African novel.
Theo Theoharis graduated from Williams College in 1977, and received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1983. He has taught at UC Berkeley, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and, since 1985, at the Harvard University Extension School. He is the author of Joyce's Ulysses: An Anatomy of the Soul (University of North Carolina Press, 1986), Ibsen's Drama: Right Action and Tragic Joy (Palgrave Macmillan, 1996), and Before Time Could Change Them: The Complete Poems of Constantine P. Cavafy (Harcourt, 2001). He has lectured widely in Europe, Asia, and the United States.