Faculty

Luis  Manuel Girón-Negrón

Luis Manuel Girón-Negrón

Acting Chair, Fall 2020, Department of Comparative Literature
Professor of Comparative Literature and of Romance Languages and Literatures

Research Fields: Spanish Literature (Medieval and Golden Age); Arabic and Hebrew Literatures (Middle Ages); History of Religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam in the Middle Ages); Historical Linguistics; Comparative Literature.... Read more about Luis Manuel Girón-Negrón

Office: Dana-Palmer House 104
16 Quincy Street
p: 617-495-2567
Office Hours: Fall 2020: TBD
David Damrosch

David Damrosch

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: On Leave Fall 2020
James Engell

James Engell

Gurney Professor of English Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature
Interim Chair of the Department of English

Research Fields: Romantic, Eighteenth-Century, and Restoration British Literature; Comparative Romanticism; Criticism and Critical Theory; Rhetoric; Environmental Studies; History and Economics of Higher Education.... Read more about James Engell

Office: Barker Center 272
p: 617-495-5055
Office Hours: Wednesdays 3:30-4:30
William Granara

William Granara

Professor of the Practice of Arabic on the Gordon Gray Endowment
Center for Middle Eastern Studies Director
Director of Modern Language Programs, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations


Professor Granara teaches Arabic language and literature and directs the Arabic language program at Harvard University. He studied Arabic at Georgetown University and received his PhD in Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania .... Read more about William Granara

CMES 38 Kirkland St. #302 Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-496-9065
Office Hours: Fall 2020: TBD
John Hamilton

John Hamilton

William R. Kenan Professor of German and Comparative Literature

Research Fields: Hermeneutics and Poetics of the Classical Tradition; Music and Language; 18th – 19th century German and French Literature; New Comparative Philology.... Read more about John Hamilton

Office: Barker Center 345
p: 617-496-4272
Office Hours: On leave 2020-2021
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Luke Leafgren

Lecturer on Comparative Literature, Spring 2020
Lecturer on Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Allston Burr Resident Dean of Harvard College for Mather House


Research fields: the Arabic novel; Arabic language pedagogy; the theory and practice of literary translation

... Read more about Luke Leafgren
Mather House Dean's Office, 10 Cowperthwaite Street
p: 617-495-4829
Office Hours: Tuesday, 10:30am-12:00pm, email Dr. Leafgren to receive a Zoom link.
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Annette Damayanti Lienau

Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature


Research Fields: (Post)-Colonial Studies; Afro-Asian Comparatisms; African and Caribbean Francophone Literatures; Modern and Classical Arabic Literature; Egyptian Colloquial Literature; Indonesian Studies and Malay Language Literature; Senegalese Literature (Wolof); Transnationalism and World Literature.
Research Languages include: Arabic, Egyptian Colloquial, French, Bahasa Indonesia, Wolof.... Read more about Annette Damayanti Lienau

Dana-Palmer 203
p: 617-384-6914
Office Hours: Thursday 1-2 and by appointment
Françoise Lionnet

Françoise Lionnet

Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Comparative Literature, African and African American Studies in Residence, and Women, Gender and Sexuality

A past-President of the American Comparative Literature Association, Françoise Lionnet is Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Comparative Literature, African and African American Studies, and Women, Gender and Sexuality at Harvard.... Read more about Françoise Lionnet

Office: Boylston Hall G31
p: (617) 384-8057
Office Hours: On leave 2020-2021
Sandra Naddaff

Sandra Naddaff

Director of Undergraduate Studies in Comparative Literature
Senior Lecturer in Comparative Literature
Dean, Harvard Summer School


Research Fields: English, French, Arabic Narrative; 1001 Nights; Translation; Literature and Music; Arab-American Ethnic Identity; Cross-Cultural Literary Relations between the Arab Middle East and western Europe.... Read more about Sandra Naddaff

Room 209 - Dana-Palmer House
p: 617-495-5650
Office Hours: Wed 3-4:30pm
Greg Nagy

Gregory Nagy

Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature
Director of the Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington DC

Research Fields: Nagy's special research interests include archaic Greek literature and oral traditions. His ongoing goal is to integrate his research with collaborative as well as intergenerational mentorships and public engagement initiatives, especially in the context of his Harvard College and Harvard DCE courses on the ancient Greek hero (with almost 10,000 alumni), and his HarvardX MOOC, which has enrolled over 90,000 learners since its launch in 2013. His recent monographs include The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours (HUP 2013) and Masterpieces of Metonymy: From Ancient Greek Times to Now (HUP, fall 2015).... Read more about Gregory Nagy

Office: Boylston Hall 228
p: 617-495-1941
Office Hours: Fall 2020 TBD
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Katharina Piechocki

Associate Professor of Comparative Literature

Research Fields: Professor Piechocki’s main area of research and teaching is early modern European literature, with a particular focus on cartography, translation studies, gender studies, opera, and theater, as well as theories of world cinema. Working in ten linguistic traditions—Italian, French, Portuguese, German, Polish, Spanish, Latin, ancient Greek and (beginning) Arabic, besides English—Piechocki’s research and teaching, interdisciplinary in nature, center on canonical texts alongside untranslated and/or less-studied authors.... Read more about Katharina Piechocki

Office: Dana-Palmer House, 204
p: 617-496-7187
Office Hours: By appointment