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David Damrosch

David Damrosch

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

Office: Dana-Palmer House 201
p: 617-496-7031
Office Hours: Spring 2019: Mondays 5-6, Tuesdays 10-11 and by appointment
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Lindsey Aakre

Associate Scholar

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.
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Francesca Bellei

Francesca Bellei

Graduate Student
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.
Homi Bhabha

Homi K. Bhabha

Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities
Director of the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard
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

Office: Barker Center 135
p: 617-495-0739
Office Hours: By appointment only
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
 
p: 617-495-2543