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Luis  Manuel Girón-Negrón

Luis Manuel Girón-Negrón

Chair, Department of Comparative Literature
Professor of Comparative Literature and of Romance Languages and Literatures

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.... Read more about Luis Manuel Girón-Negrón

Office: Dana-Palmer House 104
16 Quincy Street
p: 617-495-2567
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Lindsey Aakre

Graduate Student

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

Manuel Azuaje Alamo

Manuel Azuaje Alamo

Graduate Student


Research Fields: Classical and Modern Japanese Literature, Hispano American Literature (Castilian and Lusophone), Translation Theory, Chinese and Korean modern literature and languages.

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Rita Banerjee

Associate Scholar

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.

Email: banerjee[at]fas.harvard.edu

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Nina Begus

Nina Begus

Graduate Student

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

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Francesca Bellei

Graduate Student
Tutorial Board Teaching Fellow 2018-2019


Research Fields: Migration and diaspora studies; postcolonial literature 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

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.... Read more about Julie A. Buckler

On leave Fall 2017 - Spring 2018
Office: Barker 372
p: 617-496-4916
Cecily Cai

Cecily Cai

Graduate Student
Tutorial Board Teaching Fellow 2018-2019


Research Fields: 19th- and 20th-century European literature (German, Italian, Polish); literary criticism; aesthetics; music and theater; epics and elegies; translation studies; travel literature; literary criticism; multiculturalism and migration, cross-cultural encounters; European intellectual history; comparative arts and intermediality; cities in literature.... Read more about Cecily Cai

Melissa Carden

Melissa Carden

Department Administrator
Responsibilities include:
-Graduate program administration
-Budget and payroll
-Faculty affairs
-Curricular planning and course catalog
-Overall management of administrative, financial, and staff operations
 
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Shun-liang Chao

Visiting Scholar 2017-2018
Shun-liang Chao is a Fulbright Scholar and Associate Professor of English at National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan. He holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from University College London (UCL), UK. His book, Rethinking the Concept of the Grotesque: Crashaw, Baudelaire, Magritte (Legenda/Routledge, 2010), received an Honourable Mention for the 2013 Anna Balakian Prize of the International Comparative Literature Association. He's currently co-editing a volume on humour in art and literature through the ages for Routledge.