Ousseina Alidou

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B.A., Université Abdou Moumouni (Niamey); M.A., Ph.D., Indiana
Women’s orality and literacy practices in African Muslim societies, African literature and folklore, African and comparative women's studies.

Nicola Behrmann

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B.A. Georg-August-Universität (Göttingen), M.A. Freie Universität (Berlin), Ph.D., New York University
Psychoanalysis, feminist theory, deconstruction, film and media studies, and focuses on early 20th century avant-gardes, autobiography and illness, aesthetics of the cut and the surface, and on the economies of labor and poverty

Karen Elizabeth Bishop

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B.A., M.A., Ph.D. California (Santa Barbara)
Spanish and Comparative LIterature, translation studies

Elin Diamond

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B.A. Brandeis; M.A., Ph.D. California (Davis)
Comparative Literature and Translation Studies; Critical and Literary Theory; Drama and Performance; Gender and Sexuality; Twentieth Century and Contemporary Literature

Sandy Flitterman-Lewis

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B.A., M.A., Ph.D., California (Berkeley)
Feminist theory, film and cinema studies; World War II and Holocaust; television and contemporary culture; theories of national identity; French cinema & culture

Lauren Goodlad

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BSILR, Cornell; M.A., NYU; Ph.D. Columbia
Victorian and nineteenth-century literature and culture, artificial intelligence

Martha Helfer

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Ph.D., Stanford University
Literature of the Age of Goethe, Romantic aesthetic and philosophical theories, German intellectual history (18th-20th-century), questions of gender and the construction of subjectivity, philosophical approaches to literature, representations of Jews in German critical discourse.

E. Khayyat

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B.A., Istanbul and EUP Rome; Ph.D., Columbia
Philosophy of lilterature; religion and literature; modern European letters; cultural legacy of the late Ottoman Empire, Ottoman and modern Turkish; Oriental Jewry and Ladino; world literature.

Jeffrey Lawrence

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B.A., Amherst College; PhD., Princeton
Twentieth- and twenty-first-century American literature and culture; Latin American/Hemispheric studies

Michael Levine

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B.A., Cornell; M.A., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins
Nineteenth- and twentieth-century German literature, literary theory and intellectual history. Intersections among literary, philosophical and psychoanalytic discourses; holocaust studies.

Nelson Maldonado-Torres

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Chair of Comparative Literature
B.A., Puerto Rico; Ph.D., Brown
Comparative race and ethnic studies, comparative critical theory, Caribbean philosophy, decolonial thinking.

Preetha Mani

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B.A., Tufts; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)
Modern Hindi and Tamil literature, Indian Literature, feminism and gender studies, world literature, translation studies, genre studies, postcolonial theory.

Jorge Marcone

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B.A., Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú; M.A., Ph.D., Texas
Spanish American literature: writing and environment, literacy and orality. Ecocriticism, political ecology and environmental history.

Susan Martin-Márquez

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B.A., M.A., Chicago; Ph.D., Pennsylvania
Modern Spanish Peninsular cultural studies and Spanish-language film; cinema studies.

Anaïs Maurer

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B.A., St. Sernin (Toulouse); M.A., Paris-Sorbonne and Tulane; PhD., Columbia
Francophone studies, Oceania, environmental humanities.

Anjali Nerlekar

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B.A., M.A., M.Phil., University of Pune; Ph.D., Kansas
Multilingual Indian modernisms; Marathi literature; Indo-Caribbean literature; poetry studies; translation studies; Caribbean and postcolonial studies; and Indian book history.

Andrew Parker

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B.A., Princeton; M.A., Ph.D., Chicago
Nineteenth- and twentieth-century literatures in English, French, and Spanish; literary and cultural theory; philosophy and literature; history of sexuality; media theory and history.

Nicholas Rennie

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B.A., Princeton; Ph.D., Yale
Literature of the Enlightenment and the Age of Goethe; Modern aesthetics and intellectual history; Frankfurt School; 20th-century German novel.

Paul Schalow

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B.A., Hampshire College; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard
Japanese literature (Edo period); gender and sexuality in Japanese literature; Japanese women's writing

Richard Serrano

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B.A., Stanford; M.A., Ph.D., California (Berkeley)
Maghrebi and Sub-Saharan African Literatures in French, modern French poetry, the Qur'an and Arabic poetry, Chinese poetry (especially Tang and Qing), Korean poetry.

Jeffrey Shandler

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B.A., Swarthmore; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia
Yiddish language, literature and culture; Jews and media; Holocaust representation; Jews and visual culture; American Jewish vernacular culture

Ben Sifuentes-Jáuregui

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B.A., M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale
Latino/a Literature and Culture, XXth-Century Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies, gender theory and sexuality studies, and psychoanalysis.

James Swenson

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B.A., Brown; M.A., Ph.D., Yale
Eighteenth-century literature and intellectual history; twentieth-century criticism and theory.

Emily Van Buskirk

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B.A., Princeton; Ph.D., Harvard
Russian and Czech literature, film and literary theory; autobiography, in-between genres; everyday life; representations of war and the Lenigrad Blockade; the culture of the thaw; gender and sexuality; memory and history; theories of the self.

Alessandro Vettori

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Dottore in Lettere, Firenze; Ph.D., Yale
Medieval poetry and Dante, The Re-writing of Biblical Texts in Literary Texts of the Italian Tradition, The Devil in European Culture, Autobiography.

Janet A. Walker

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B.A., Wisconsin; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard
The novel from its European beginnings to its transformations by East, South, and Southeast Asian writers; hybrid modernity in material culture, literature, and the arts; modern Japanese fiction and the West.