Faculty News

Comparative Literature Welcomes Two New Faculty

Comparative Literature welcomes two new faculty, beginning Fall 2009.

Andrew Parker, Professor of English at Amherst College will be Visiting Professor of French and Comparative Literature, 2009-2010. With a doctorate in Comparative Studies from University of Chicago, Professor Parker specializes in literary, psychoanalytic and Marxist theory, sexuality and gender studies, and 19th and 20th century English, European and American fiction. He will teach the graduate course “The Linguistic Turn: Theories of Language for Literary Studies” in Comparative Literature in Fall 09.

Emily Van Buskirk (Ph.D. Harvard) will be a new Assistant Professor in the Department of Germanic, Russian and East European Languages and Literatures, but will do her graduate teaching in Comparative Literature. A specialist in 20th century Russian prose and Czech literature and culture, Prof. Van Buskirk will have an office upstairs from Comparative Literature at 195 College Avenue.