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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 2021 TBD
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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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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.
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Sebastian Brass

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