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Panagiotis Roilos

Panagiotis Roilos

George Seferis Professor of Modern Greek Studies and of Comparative Literature
Faculty Associate, The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
Faculty Associate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies

Research Fields: Greek literature (from antiquity to the present), European aestheticism (with a focus on Greek and British literature), the Enlightenment, German Romanticism and the Classics, premodern and modern critical theory, historical and cognitive anthropology, philosophy and rhetoric, comparative oral poetics, diaspora, and cultural politics.... Read more about Panagiotis Roilos

Office: Boylston Hall 231
Email: roilos@fas.harvard.edu
p: 617-495-7783
Office Hours: Spring 2019: Wednesdays 12-1 and by appointment
Judith Ryan

Judith Ryan

Robert K. and Dale J. Weary Professor of German and Comparative Literature

Research Fields: German, English, and French literature, especially poetry and the novel, from 1770 to the present. Spacial interests include aestheticism and symbolism, modernism and the avant-garde, contemporary literature, colonialism and post-colonialism. ... Read more about Judith Ryan

Office: Barker Center 354
p: 617-496-4923
Office Hours: Spring 2019: Mondays 4-6 and by appointment
Jeffrey Schnapp

Jeffrey Schnapp

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: digital humanities, knowledge design, codicology, museums and libraries, the material history of literature, Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, 12th-14th-century Romance literatures; 20th-century Italian architecture and design, the fascist decades, the historical avant-gardes, radical pedagogies, the future of the book, curatorial practice as a form of scholarship.... Read more about Jeffrey Schnapp

Office: Boylston Hall 423
p: 617-495-2528
Office Hours: Spring 2019: Mondays 9-10:30am and by appointment
Marc Shell

Marc Shell

Irving Babbitt Professor of Comparative Literature and Professor of English

Research Fields: Economics & Aesthetics; Nationhood & Language Difference; Kinship Studies; Non-English Languages & Literatures of the United States; Disability & Medical Studies; Renaissance; Island Studies; Comparative Literature; Theory.... Read more about Marc Shell

Office: Barker Center 265
p: 617 496-6538
Office Hours: Spring 2019: Friday 10 to 1 PM with sign-up sheet on-line (link on the right) and by appointment
Mariano Siskind

Mariano Siskind

Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature

Academic Degrees: B.A. in Letras, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina; M.A., Ph.D., in Comparative Literature, New York University.

Research Interests: Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Latin American Literature; Travel Writing; Histories and Theories of Globalization and cosmopolitanism; Marxism; Psychoanalysis; Critical Articulations of Literature and Philosophy.... Read more about Mariano Siskind

Office: Boylston 431
p: (617) 495-9371
Office Hours: Spring 2019: Thursdays 5-6 and by appointment
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David Stern

Harry Starr Professor of Classical and Modern Jewish and Hebrew Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature


Research Fields: Classical and Modern Hebrew Literature; History of Biblical Interpretation, Jewish and Christian; Intersection of contemporary literary theory and hermeneutics with ancient and medieval exegesis; ancient and medieval Judaism; History of the book, with special interest in the Jewish book.  Current research includes a history of the Jewish book from antiquity to the present day; a cultural biography of the Talmud and its place in the Western canon; and a poetics of Talmudic narrative. 
... Read more about David Stern

Office: Semitic Museum, 6 Divinity Ave., Room 209
p: 617-495-3977
Office Hours: Spring 2019: TBD
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Karen L Thornber

Professor of Comparative Literature and of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Victor and William Fung Director, Harvard University Asia Center
Chair, Harvard University Asia Center Council


In addition to her three major scholarly monographs, six dozen articles, and multiple (co)edited volumes on a range of fields in literature...

Read more about Karen L Thornber
Harvard University Asia Center
CGIS South S222
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-496-6244
Office Hours: Spring 2019: Tuesdays 2-3 and by appointment. Please contact Professor Thornber's Executive Assistant, Julie Story (jstory@fas.harvard.edu), to request an appointment outisde of regular office hours.
William Mills Todd III

William Mills Todd III

Harvard College Professor
Harry Tuchman Levin Professor of Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature


Research Fields: Narrative and cultural studies; Russian, English, and French literature of the eighteenth to twentieth centuries; Russian fiction and social history; literary sociology, semiotics, Pushkin and Dostoevsky. 
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On Leave 2018-2019
Office: Barker 369
p: 617-495-1997
David Wang

David Wang

Edward C. Henderson Professor of Chinese Literature and of Comparative Literature


Research Fields: David Der-wei Wang is Director of CCK Foundation Inter-University Center for Sinological Studies, and Academician, Academia Sinica. His research interests include modern and contemporary Chinese literature, late Qing fiction and drama; comparative literary theory; colonial and modern Taiwanese fiction, and Asian American and diasporic literature; plus Chinese intellectuals and artists in the mid-20th century.... Read more about David Wang

Office: 2 Divinity Ave. #130A
p: 617-496-0925
Office Hours: Spring 2019: Wednesdays 1-3 and by appointment
Justin Weir

Justin Weir

Curt Hugo Reisinger Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Professor of Comparative Literature
Affiliate of the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies
Director of Graduate Studies, Slavic Languages and Literatures


Research Fields: Nineteenth- and twentieth-century Russian prose, film, Russian philosophy and literary theory.
... Read more about Justin Weir

Office: Barker 377
p: 617-496-3737
Office Hours: Spring 2019: Mondays 10-12 and by appointment