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NATALIE MELAS melas

Ph.D. in Comparative Literature (English, French, Ancient Greek), UC Berkeley. Her areas of interest include transcultural theory (between postcolonialism and globalism), cultural comparison, postcolonial neo-formalism, turn-of-the-century English literature, Anglophone and especially Francophone Caribbean literature and theory, modern reconfigurations of antiquity, Homer, world literatures. She is the author of All the Difference in the World: Postcoloniality and the Ends of Comparison (Stanford UP, 2007) an co-editor of The Princeton Sourcebook in Comparative Literature (Princeton UP, 2009).  Her current research centers on colonial poetics an the politics of time in Aimé Césaire and C.P. Cavafy. 

Recent publications:
"Merely Comparative" PMLA August 2013
"Comparative Non-contemporaneities: C.L.R. James and Ernest Bloch" in Jason Potts and Daniel Stout, eds. Theory Aside (Duke UP, forthcoming May 2014)

 

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