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Office: Dana Palmer 204

Office Hours: By appointment



Thomas Wisniewski

Lecturer on Comparative Literature, Faculty of Arts & Sciences

Graduate Writing Program Faculty, Harvard Summer & Extension School

Research interests: 19th-, 20th-, and 21st-century European, American, and Latin American Literature; Modernism; World Literature; Global Anglophone Literature; Translation Studies; Comedy; Travel Writing; Music & Literature; Rhythm; The Novel; The Novella; Literary History & Biography; Argentine Tango; Documentary Film

Education: Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, Harvard University; M.F.A. in Fiction, Boston University; M.A. in Italian Literature, Middlebury College; A.M. in Comparative Literature, Dartmouth College; B.A. in English and Italian & B.M.A. in Saxophone Performance, University of Michigan

Book projects: Self-Translation & The Sound of Prose: Borges, Blixen, WildeNew & Selected Poems by Luigi Fontanella, a translation from Italian

Documentary film: A Winter’s Tale: Karen Blixen in America, an original script in development with Zentropa (Copenhagen)

Awards, fellowships & grants: Provostial Fund for the Arts & Humanities Research Grant, Harvard University, 2023; Elson Family Arts Grant, Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Harvard University, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020; Postdoctoral Fellowship, Michigan-Tsinghua Society of Fellows, Beijing, China, 2020-2023 (declined); Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Spring & Fall 2022 & 2021; Postdoctoral Writing Fellow, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Harvard University, 2020; Graduate Research Fellowship, Villa I Tatti, Harvard Center for Renaissance Studies, Florence, Spring 2018; Susan Potter Prize for Best Essay in Comparative Literature, Harvard University, 2016 & 2017; Robert Fitzgerald Prize in Translation, 2013; Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, U.S. Department of Education, 2010-2014

Research languages: Italian, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Venetian, German, Danish, Latin

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