Visiting Scholars

RBanerjee

Rita Banerjee

Associate Scholar

Research Fields: Comparative modernisms, comparative Marxisms, modern South Asian literature and intellectual history, multilingualism, translation and performance, speculative fiction and genre literature, feminism in world literature, race and class, avant-garde and art house film, deconstructions of postcolonial canons, lyric essay and narrative as provocation.

Email: banerjee[at]fas.harvard.edu

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Shun-liang Chao

Visiting Scholar 2017-2018
Shun-liang Chao is a Fulbright Scholar and Associate Professor of English at National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan. He holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from University College London (UCL), UK. His book, Rethinking the Concept of the Grotesque: Crashaw, Baudelaire, Magritte (Legenda/Routledge, 2010), received an Honourable Mention for the 2013 Anna Balakian Prize of the International Comparative Literature Association. He's currently co-editing a volume on humour in art and literature through the ages for Routledge.
Katherine Deutsch

Katherine Deutsch

Associate Scholar

Research Fields: Greek, Latin, German, and English; ancient philosophy; Classical reception studies; German philhellenism; aesthetics and rhetoric.

Education: Ph.D. Harvard University, Comparative Literature (May 2015), A.M. Harvard University, Comparative Literature (2008), MPhil Cambridge University, English Studies: Criticism and Culture (2006), B.A. Amherst College, Classics (Greek and Latin) (2004)

Dissertation title: Platonic Footnotes: Figures of Asymmetry in Ancient Greek Thought

Fernanda Dusse

Fernanda Dusse

Visiting Scholar 2017-2018

Fernanda Dusse is a professor in the Languages and Literature Department at the Federal Center of Technological Education (CEFET) in Brazil. She is currently a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Department of Comparative Literature at Harvard University. Her PhD dissertation explores the connections among wanderer characters in João Gilberto Noll and J.M. Coetzee.... Read more about Fernanda Dusse

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Martina Kopf

Visiting Scholar Fall 2017


Martina Kopf is a Postdoctoral Researcher and lecturer in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Mainz (Germany). In 2015 she completed her Ph.D. thesis on the comparison of literary alpinism and andinism (Alpinismus – Andinismus. Gebirgslandschaften in europäischer und lateinamerikanischer Literatur (Alpinism –Andinism. Mountain Landscapes in European and Latin American Literature) Metzler, 2016). She is co-editor of the volume Komparatistische Blicke auf Lateinamerika und Europa (Comparative Views on Latin America and Europe), Winter, 2016. Currently, she is working on a new project focusing on transcultural writing as a challenging domain for comparative literature.

Yao Mengze

Yao Mengze

Visiting Scholar 2016/2017

YAO Mengze is a Ph. D student in the School of Chinese Language and Literature at Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China. His concentration is modern China — particularly modern Chinese intellectual history — in the world. His dissertation (in processing) titled "The World Literary Space of China in the 1980s Revisited", which is devoted to exploring how world literature was involved in some social, political and cultural agendas of mainland China in the early Post-Mao Era or the Era of Reform.

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Dr. Wang Nan

Visiting Scholar 2017-2018
Dr. Wang is a Professor in the School of Foreign Languages and Literature at Beijing Normal University in China. Her research will focus on "Narrating AIDS in China: Yan Lianke and His Political-Ethical Duty of Representation". She is also interested in modernism, gender and sexuality studies, and transnational literary kinship.
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Tony D. Qian

Associate Scholar

Research Fields: Classical Greek and Roman literature and oratory; Chinese poetry, lyrics, and short fiction of the middle period (7th c. to 13th c.); law and literature; juristic writings of the medieval West and middle period China; translation; historical narratives; modern Chinese fiction.

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Theo Theoharis

Theo Theoharis

Associate Scholar

Theo Theoharis graduated from Williams College in 1977, and received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1983. He has taught at UC Berkeley, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and, since 1985, at the Harvard University Extension School. He is the author of Joyce's Ulysses: An Anatomy of the Soul (University of North Carolina Press, 1986), Ibsen's Drama: Right Action and Tragic Joy (Palgrave Macmillan, 1996), and Before Time Could Change Them: The Complete Poems of Constantine P. Cavafy (Harcourt, 2001). He has lectured widely in Europe, Asia, and the United States.... Read more about Theo Theoharis

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Delia Ungureanu

Assistant Director, Institute for World Literature
Assistant Professor, University of Bucharest
Associate Scholar


Dr. Delia Ungureanu is Assistant Director of Harvard’s Institute for World Literature and Assistant Professor of Literary Theory in the Department of Literary Studies at the University of Bucharest. She is the author of From Paris to Tlön: Surrealism as World Literature (forthcoming from Bloomsbury)... Read more about Delia Ungureanu