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.
YAO Mengze is a Ph. D student in the School of Chinese Language and Literature at Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China. His concentration is modern China — particularly modern Chinese intellectual history — in the world. His dissertation (in processing) titled "The World Literary Space of China in the 1980s Revisited", which is devoted to exploring how world literature was involved in some social, political and cultural agendas of mainland China in the early Post-Mao Era or the Era of Reform.
Jorge Olivera Castillo is a well-known and prolific dissident Cuban author and journalist whose writing has been translated into multiple languages including English, Italian, French, Polish, and Czech. His journalistic work has been published in newspapers in Sweden, Argentina, the US, and the Czech Republic. Read more about Jorge Olivera Castillo
Mine Özyurt Kılıç is an Associate Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at Doğuş University, Istanbul. She is a fellow of Higher Education Academy, UK, and a Fulbright Scholar. Her research mostly focuses on contemporary British fiction with special interest in women’s writing. She has published on George Orwell, Angela Carter, Iris Murdoch, Pat Barker, Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood, Hanif Kureishi and Jeanette Winterson. She is the author of the first book-length study on Maggie Gee’s fiction Maggie Gee: Writing the Condition-of-England (Bloomsbury/Continuum Literary Studies, 2013). Her recent project in comparative literature investigates the connection between ethical and aesthetic components in Edna O’Brien’s and Sait Faik’s short fiction.
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. Currently, she is working (with Raymond Taras) on an edited volume Mater Dolorosa: The Representation of the Blessed Mary in Literature and Art.
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. Read more about Theo Theoharis