Chair, Department of Comparative Literature Ernest Bernbaum Professor of Comparative Literature Director, Institute for World Literature
Research Fields: Theory and methods of comparative literature and world literary studies; Bible and ancient Near Eastern literatures; modern European and global Anglophone literatures. Current research projects include a book on the discipline of Comparative Literature, and a book on the role of global scripts in the formation of national literatures.... Read more about David Damrosch (he/him)
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
Current interests: German and French philosophical tradition: aesthetics, ethics, critical theory; modernity; realism; literary form; constitutional law; cultural-intellectual history of Central and Eastern Europe... Read more about Bes Bajraktarević
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: 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: Ancient Greek, Latin, Italian and Anglophone literatures; Mediterranean studies; cultural studies; multilingual literature; identity and nationhood; migration and diaspora studies; kinship studies; sociolinguistics; postcolonial theory; Marxism; feminism; queer and gender studies; 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 (he/him)
Tutorial Board Teaching Fellow 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