Acting Chair, Fall 2020, 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
Visiting Scholar 2019-2020 Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative Fellow at Harvard Divinity School Fellow at Harvard’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Mosab Abu Toha is a young Palestinian poet from Gaza. A graduate in English Literature, he enjoys writing stories and poems of his own. Mosab taught English at UNRWA schools in Gaza from 2017 until 2019.
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: 21st-century literature; The unreal in literature; Theatre/drama; Performance studies; Postcolonial theory; Feminist and queer theory; Trauma studies; Narratives of migration; Theories of blackness; African literature; Media studies; Pop culture... Read more about Oluwakanyinsola (Kanyin) Ajayi
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 (mostly Anglophone & Francophone) 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.
Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities Senior Advisor on the Humanities to the President and Provost
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
Tutorial Board Teaching Fellow Member 2020-2021 Graduate Student in Germanic Languages and Literatures
Research Fields: German, Swiss, and Austrian literatures (and philosophy) of the 18th – 20th centuries, especially romanticism, realism, classical modernity, and Gruppe 47; American and German postmodern fiction; novels of formation/institution (Bildungsroman/Institutionenroman); history and theory of autobiography and autofiction (German, French, American); epistemic and literary case narratives; media theory and media aesthetics of reading/writing scenes; theories of fiction and imagination; narratology.... Read more about Sebastian Brass