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Schnapp Profile

Jeffrey Schnapp (he/him)

Chair, Department of Comparative Literature
Carl A. Pescosolido Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature
Faculty co-director of Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Affiliate of the Department of Architecture at the GSD


Research Interests: knowledge design; media history and theory; the history of the book; the future of archives, museums, and libraries; Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio; 12th-14th-century Romance literatures; Futurism and the avant-gardes; 20th-century architecture and industrial design; the fascist decades in Italy; radical pedagogies 1960s to present; curatorial practice as a form of scholarship; critical making. 
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Office: Boylston Hall 423
p: 617-495-2528
Office Hours: Fall 2022 TBD
David Damrosch (he/him)

David Damrosch (he/him)

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 (he/him)

Office: Dana-Palmer House 201
p: 617-496-7031
Office Hours: Fall 2022: TBD
James Engell (he/him)

James Engell (he/him)

Gurney Professor of English Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature

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 (he/him)

Office: Barker Center 272
p: 617-495-5055
Office Hours: Fall 2022: TBD
Luis  Manuel Girón-Negrón (he/him)

Luis Manuel Girón-Negrón (he/him)

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 (he/him)

Office: Dana-Palmer House 104
16 Quincy Street
p: 617-495-2567
Office Hours: Fall 2022: TBD
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Annette Damayanti Lienau (she/her)

Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature
On Leave Fall 2021

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 (she/her)

Dana-Palmer 203
p: 617-384-6914
Office Hours: On Leave Fall 2022
Sandra Naddaff (she/her)

Sandra Naddaff (she/her)

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 (she/her)

Room 209 - Dana-Palmer House
p: 617-495-5650
Office Hours: Fall 2022: TBD
Greg Nagy

Gregory Nagy (he/him)

Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature

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 181,000 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 (he/him)

Office: Boylston Hall 228
p: 617-495-1941
Office Hours: Fall 2022: By appointment