Emeriti Faculty

Biodun Jeyifo

Biodun Jeyifo

Research Professor of African and African American Studies and of Comparative Literature
Emeritus

Research Fields:  African and Caribbean 'Anglophone' literatures; theatrical theory and dramatic literature, Western and non-Western; comparative African and Afro-American critical thought; Marxist literary and cultural theory; colonial and postcolonial studies; twentieth-century revolutionary social philosophy and literature. 

Office: Barker Center 258
p: 617-384-9418
Office Hours: Fall 2019: TBD
Stephen Owen

Stephen Owen

James Bryant Conant University Professor
Emeritus

Research Fields: Professor Owen's primary areas of research interest are premodern Chinese literature, lyric poetry, and comparative poetics. Much of his previous work has focused on the middle period of Chinese Literature (200-1200); however, he is currently engaged in writing a collection of essays on Chinese literature of the early period. He has a concurrent interest in Chinese drama of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.... Read more about Stephen Owen

Office: 2 Divinity Avenue #220
p: 617-495-8370
Judith Ryan

Judith Ryan

Robert K. and Dale J. Weary Research Professor of German and Comparative Literature

Research Fields: German, English, and French literature, especially poetry and the novel, from 1770 to the present. Spacial interests include aestheticism and symbolism, modernism and the avant-garde, contemporary literature, colonialism and post-colonialism. ... Read more about Judith Ryan

Office: Barker Center 354
p: 617-496-4923
Office Hours: Spring 2019: Mondays 4-6 and by appointment
Ruth Wisse

Ruth Wisse

Martin Peretz Professor of Yiddish Literature and Comparative Literature
Emerita

Research Fields: Ruth Wisse undertook the study of literature because it seemed to offer more information and experience than any other branch of knowledge. She moved from English into Yiddish and Comparative Literature for similar reasons.... Read more about Ruth Wisse