Faculty

Julie A. Buckler

Julie A. Buckler

Samuel Hazzard Cross Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature
Faculty Associate and Member of the Executive Committee, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies

Research Fields: Russian literature of the imperial period, West-European and American literature, cultural studies and semiotics, gender studies, performing arts, St. Petersburg, memoirs, literary canon and popular culture. Read more about Julie A. Buckler

On leave Fall 2017 - Spring 2018
Office: Barker 372
p: 617-496-4916
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

On leave Fall 2017-Spring 2018
Office: Dana-Palmer House 201
p: 617-496-7031
James Engell

James Engell

Gurney Professor of English Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature

Research Fields: Eighteenth Century and Restoration; Romanticism; Criticism and Critical Theory; Rhetoric.  Read more about James Engell

On leave Spring 2018
Office: Barker Center 272
p: 617-495-5055
Office Hours: Fall 2017: TBA
Luis  Manuel Girón-Negrón

Luis Manuel Girón-Negrón

Professor of Comparative Literature and of Romance Languages and Literatures
Director of Graduate Studies

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 2017: TBA
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 2017: TBA
Cécile Guédon

Cécile Guédon

Lecturer in Comparative Literature

Research Fields: Modernism, Dance, Performance, Music, Film and Visual Arts. Inter-medial Studies and Comparative Arts. Literary Theory, Poetry, Twentieth-Century Literature. French Studies, German Thought. History of Science, Embodied Cognition. Read more about Cécile Guédon

Dana-Palmer 203
Office Hour Fall 2017: TBA
John Hamilton

John Hamilton

William R. Kenan Professor of German and Comparative Literature
Chair, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures

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: Fall 2017: TBA
Biodun Jeyifo

Biodun Jeyifo

Professor of African and African American Studies and of Comparative Literature

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 2017: TBA
Roanne Kantor

Roanne Kantor

Lecturer in Comparative Literature

Research Fields: Transnational exchange in the global south, Latin American and South Asian Literatures of the 20th century, intersections between literature, anthropology, and medicine.  Read more about Roanne Kantor

Barker Center, 019A
12 Quincy Street
Office Hour Fall 2017: TBA
Françoise Lionnet

Françoise Lionnet

Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures (French)
Professor of African and African American Studies

A past-President of the American Comparative Literature Association, Françoise Lionnet is Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and African and Read more about Françoise Lionnet

On leave Fall 2017 - Spring 2018
Office: Boylston Hall 517
p: (617) 384-8057
Christie McDonald

Christie McDonald

Smith Professor of French Language and Literature and of Comparative Literature

Research Fields: 18th- and 20th-Century French literature; Literary theory and Cultural Studies; Feminism; Questions of Change in Thought; The Dialogue of Literature and Criticism with Other Disciplines. Read more about Christie McDonald

On leave Fall 2016 - Spring 2017
Office: Boylston Hall 335
p: 617-496-3826
Office Hours: Fall 2017: TBA