FACULTY IN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
Note: This list includes most of the University faculty who have
already established a connection with the Program. However, there is no
reason why other faculty members could not be asked to serve as mentors
or thesis advisors.)
History and theory of drama and theater; history and theory of reading;
the philosophical wing of feminism and psychoanalysis; literature and
nationalism, especially literature and 20C totalitarianism; literature
around 1800 and around 1900.
and contemporary France (culture, fiction, film), and comparative
approaches to word and image studies.
Renaisssance, Classical Backgrounds.
English and German
literature, postcolonial literature.
Francophone African literature
(French colonial literature, early Francophone, Negritude, and Post-Negritude
writers; Essays, Fiction, and Poetry); African cinema, oral traditions,
and contemporary African music and arts.
19C and early 20C American, British, and French literature; gender; Aestheticism
and fin de siècle.
Feminist theory; literary theory and cultural studies; modernism and postmodernism;
20C French, German and English literature (novel and drama).
18-19C Spanish literature and culture; Spanish film.
Late 18C-early 20C German literature; 20C English and American literature;
Yiddish literature; cultural studies; problems in literary translation
Sanskrit literature and modern
Literary theory; German intellectual history; aesthetics and poetics in
German classicism and romanticism; lyric poetry.
Classical Chinese language; Tang Poetry;
Chinese fiction (A.D. 618-1911): cultural history,
literature, gender and thought in early China (1200
Renaissance (& some medieval) European literature; some classical
literature in translation.
18-20C German and comparative literature; narrative and narrative theory;
autobiography; poetry; women's studies; literary theory.
French and Continental Renaissance Literature; narrative.
Muslim women writers in the Middle East and North Africa; writing women's
lives; Persian Literature.
20C Russian and Central European cultures; Russian modernism and Polish
fiction; Soviet representations of America; interactions between photography
and literature; theories of space, transition, and everyday life.
Latin American narrative and poetry; Cuban literature and culture; Afro-Hispanic
literature; comparative approaches to French and Latin American literature
and comparative North and Latin American literature; kitsch theory; literary
Spanish and Latin American novel; European realist novel; literary theory;
Realism; literature and art; literature and philosophy; literature and
Postcolonial literatures; English-language modern and contemporary
poetry from around the world; cross-cultural dimensions of modernism and
postcolonialism; Caribbean poetry, African poetry, South Asian poetry.
18C French literature; history and theory of satire; 17C and 18C aesthetics
in France and Britain; conceptions of taste (especially bad taste).
Aesthetics and literary theory; semiotics of theater and cinema, 19-20C
literary and cultural studies.
The literatures of modernism; critical
and literary theories of language and literature;
literature of the Americas; cross-cultural and
multi-genre explorations between and among literature,
mass culture, and media.