Research Fields: 18th, 19th, 20th-century English and French, German through early 20th century, Women’s studies, the novel, poetry; cultural and political as well as aesthetic questions
Education: Ph.D. Princeton University, Comparative Literature (1979); B.A. Cornell University, German Literature
Languages: English, French, German, Spanish
Current projects and publications: Motherland: Growing Up with the Holocaust (The New Press, 2015; Halban, 2014)
Sex and Enlightenment: Women in Richardson and Diderot (Cambridge University Press), Articles on 18th-Century literature and culture
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.
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