Research Fields: Comparative poetics, Classical Chinese poetry, early modern lyric consciousness, folk and fairy tales, "World Literature" and the humanities. My dissertation is on eleventh-century Chinese poets and the practice of poetic modeling. Read more about Lindsey Aakre
Research Fields: Soviet literature and theater, contemporary Russian theater, Russian intellectual history, critical theory and continental philosophy, performance studies, anarchismRead more about Ania Aizman
Research Fields: Modernist fiction (anglophone, francophone, Austrian, Balkan); the Habsburg myth; ancient Greece; world literature; narrative theory; music; film; artificial life, human vs. non-human; medical humanities, science writing; islands and utopias; Pacific literature; Tocharian, Sanskrit, and Chinese tales of the Silk Road. Read more about Nina Begus
Research Fields: Migration and diaspora studies; postcolonial literature (mostly Anglophone & Francophone) and theory; women and gender studies; bilingualism; sociolinguistics; questions of identity and nationhood, particularly Mediterranean; Latin and Ancient Greek literature and philosophy, Italian literature, contemporary fiction and creative writing. Read more about Francesca Bellei
Research Fields: English, French, German and Chinese literatures since the late 19th century, modernism and postmodernism, poetry and poetics, philosophy of language (Derrida, Wittgenstein), literary theory, European and East Asian intellectual history, politics and literature, translation studies
Research Fields: Greek, Persian and Latin literature; Greek epic and tragedy; Persian epic; Latin epic; Urdu folklore and Dastan literature; oral poetics; performance studies; ancient Greek music; mythology; history and legend of Alexander the Great; themes: travel, kinship, heroes; allegory; Arthurian legend; medieval, renaissance and pre-modern epic (Dante, Milton, Tale of Genji); 19th-(20th) century American literature (Poe, Faulkner, Twain); magical realism; postmodernism.