Ousseina Alidou

Ousseina Alidou

Women’s orality and literacy practices in African Muslim societies, African literature and folklore, African and comparative women's studies.

Nicola Behrmann

Website - Nicola Behrmann
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

UNDERGRADUATE DIRECTOR kebishop@rutgers.edu
Website - Karen Elizabeth Bishop
20th-21st century literatures in Spanish, English, and French; lyric; form; geopoetics; narratology; close reading; translation theory and practice; human rights; torture; theories of space and place; architecture and urban humanities.

Elin Diamond

Website - Elin Diamond
Comparative Literature and Translation Studies; Critical and Literary Theory; Drama and Performance; Gender and Sexuality; Twentieth Century and Contemporary Literature

Sandy Flitterman-Lewis

Website - Sandy Flitterman-Lewis
Feminist theory, film and cinema studies; World War II and Holocaust; television and contemporary culture; theories of national identity; French cinema & culture

Lauren Goodlad

Website - Lauren Goodlad
Victorian and nineteenth-century literature and culture, artificial intelligence

Martha Helfer

Website - Martha Helfer
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

Website - E. Khayyat
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

Website - Jeffrey Lawrence
Twentieth- and twenty-first-century American literature and culture; Latin American/Hemispheric studies

Michael Levine

Website - Michael Levine
Nineteenth- and twentieth-century German literature, literary theory and intellectual history. Intersections among literary, philosophical and psychoanalytic discourses; holocaust studies.

Nelson Maldonado-Torres

Website - Nelson Maldonado-Torres
Comparative race and ethnic studies, comparative critical theory, Caribbean philosophy, decolonial thinking.

Preetha Mani

Website - Preetha Mani
Modern Hindi and Tamil literature, Indian Literature, feminism and gender studies, world literature, translation studies, genre studies, postcolonial theory.

Jorge Marcone

Website - Jorge Marcone
Spanish American literature: writing and environment, literacy and orality. Ecocriticism, political ecology and environmental history.

Susan Martin-Márquez

Website - Susan Martin-Márquez
Modern Spanish Peninsular cultural studies and Spanish-language film; cinema studies.

Anaïs Maurer

Website - Anaïs Maurer
Francophone studies, Oceania, environmental humanities.

Anjali Nerlekar

Website - Anjali Nerlekar
Multilingual Indian modernisms; Marathi literature; Indo-Caribbean literature; poetry studies; translation studies; Caribbean and postcolonial studies; and Indian book history.

Andrew Parker

Website - Andrew Parker
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

Website - Nicholas Rennie
Literature of the Enlightenment and the Age of Goethe; Modern aesthetics and intellectual history; Frankfurt School; 20th-century German novel.

Paul Schalow

Website - Paul Schalow
Japanese literature (Edo period); gender and sexuality in Japanese literature; Japanese women's writing

Richard Serrano

Website - Richard Serrano
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

Website - Jeffrey Shandler
Yiddish language, literature and culture; Jews and media; Holocaust representation; Jews and visual culture; American Jewish vernacular culture

Ben Sifuentes-Jáuregui

Chair of Comparative Literature jauregui@echo.rutgers.edu
Website - Ben Sifuentes-Jáuregui
Latino/a Literature and Culture, XXth-Century Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies, gender theory and sexuality studies, and psychoanalysis.

James Swenson

Website - James Swenson
Eighteenth-century literature and intellectual history; twentieth-century criticism and theory.

Emily Van Buskirk

Website - Emily Van Buskirk
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

Website - Alessandro Vettori
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

Website - Janet A. Walker
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.

Xiaojue Wang

Graduate Program Director
Website - Xiaojue Wang
Modern and contemporary Chinese and Sinophone literature; the cultural Cold War; Chinese-German intellectual connections; cultural memories; film and media studies; gender and sexuality