|DEPARTMENT OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
GRADUATE STUDENTS/AREAS OF RESEARCH
Ahmad Alswaid -
Alexis Briley - Eighteenth-to nineteenth-century German and English Literature and Philosophy; Poetry & Lyric Studies; Romanticism; Aesthetics
Liliana Colanzi - Contemporary Latin American, American and Latino Fiction; apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic narratives, border studies, post-modern literature, the aesthetics of the avant-garde.
Ryan Dreher - I am currently focusing on debates of racial/ethnic/national authenticity of African-derived musical forms in Cuba, Brazil, and the U.S., predominantly during the 19th and 20th centuries. This work has entailed much reading in the Spanish and Portuguese languages and extends transdisciplinarily into ethnomusicology. The writings of Amiri Baraka have been a centerpiece of the U.S. component of this research, while the poetry of Nicolas Guillén may occupy an important position in terms of the Cuban aspect. The Brazilian ramification draws primarily from the lyrical content of 20th century political song.
Paul Flaig - Silent and early sound film comedy, Weimar visual culture, the Frankfurt School, Lacanian psychoanalysis, Marxism/Post-Marxism and theories of sovereignty.
Diana Hamilton - Literary appropriation; contemporary American and French poetry; translation theory; history of literature and science.
Aaron Hodges - British and anglophone modernism; the 20th century novel; continental philosophy; aesthetics; materialism, German Idealism.
Kaisa Kaakinen - 20th century and contemporary literature and intellectual history (German, Central European and Anglophone); intersections of literature, narrative, aesthetics, and historiography; postcolonial/transnational studies; cultural comparison; multilingualism; Germany and its “Easts”.
Jina Kim - 20th and 21st century East Asian literatures and media; Transnationalism; Visual Culture; New Media; Science and Technology; Comparative Colonialisms and Postcolonialisms.
Rebecca Kosick - 20th century poetry and poetics of Latin America, Iberia, and the United States; translation and its theories; literary space and silence; poetic visuality and visual culture; post-dictatorship writing.
Bret Leraul - 20th and 21st century Latin American literatures (particularly of the Southern Cone and Andean Region); 18th and 19th century German literature and philosophy; political economy; aesthetics; visual, media, and material cultures; spatial theory; rhetoric.
Klas Erik Molde - Contemporary continental thought; eighteenth- to twentieth- century French and German philosophy and literature; intersections of poetry, philosophy and Western art music; history of philology and of literary criticism, theory and hermeneutics; ancient Greek and Latin texts and their modern uses.
Liron Mor - Rhetoric; 19th and 20th century European literature; contemporary Israeli and Palestinian literature and film; continental philosophy; political thought; translation; pain, melancholia and suffering.
Yoon Oh - 20th and 21st century East Asian and Francophone literature, psychoanalysis and 20th century French philosophy, translation theories, gender theories, post-colonialism, trauma studies, the relationships between language and image, cosmopolitanism and/or metropolitanism in contemporary literature.
Jennifer Row - Early modern French literature (17th century), queer theory, masochism theory, historiography of sexuality, material book culture and commonplace books, theatricality and theatre.
Kavita Singh - Anglophone and Francophone Caribbean literature and culture; African-American literature; translation theory; modernities, race, nation and diaspora.
Tatiana Sverjensky – Twentieth-century American poetry; history of poetry and poetics; lyric subjectivity; continental philosophy; philosophies of freedom and action; the critique of the state.
JAN STEYN -
Meredith Ramirez Talusan - Modern to postmodern transition across artistic mediums in a global context; dance theory and practice; cross-national reception of literature and art.
Facundo Vega - Critical Political Theory; Continental Philosophy; Martin Heidegger; Post-Foundationalism; Political Ontology; notions of 'the exception;' 'politics' and 'the political;' 'being-in-common.'
ELIZABETH WIJAYA -
Paloma Yannakakis - 20th c. French and Latin American literature, modern French philosophy, 18th c. French literature, aesthetics and ethics, theories of form and figuration in narrative and visual studies.