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
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
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: Comparative Modernisms, Modern and Classical Arabic Literature, Modern Hebrew Literature, Hebrew Bible, 20th Century Anglo-American and European Poetry & Fiction. ... Read more about Daniel Behar
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
Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities Director of the Humanities Center at Harvard
Research Fields: Bhabha is the author of numerous works exploring colonial and postcolonial theory, cultural change and power, and cosmopolitanism, among other themes.... Read more about Homi K. Bhabha
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
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
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.