Matylda Figlerowicz is currently a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. Her work focuses on the aesthetics and politics of multilingual literature. She received her PhD in Comparative Literature at Harvard (May 2021), following master’s degrees in art history in Barcelona (2013) and in Spanish language and literature in Poznań (2014).
In her research, she proposes to see multilingualism as an essential, yet often overlooked, dimension of critical theory, and a crucial element of literary analysis. Ranging across ten languages, her research is broadly comparative in fields of Latin American, Peninsular, Indigenous, and Latinx studies, as well as World Literature. It also branches into Visual Studies, Art History, and Slavic literatures.
In addition to her book La memoria en construcción (2015, awarded Premi Fundació Mercè Rodoreda), her work has appeared in several journals and essay collections, including Revista Hispánica Moderna, Textual Practice, Journal of World Literature, and The Oxford Handbook of Latino Studies.
Founded as a graduate program in 1904 and joining with the undergraduate Literature Concentration in 2007, Harvard’s Department of Comparative Literature operates at the crossroads of multilingualism, literary study, and media history.