Current Graduate Students

Ph.D. Program in Comparative Literature    

MARIAM ABOUKATHIR

B.A. in English, American University in Cairo, 2015
M.A. in Comparative Literature, New York University, 2018

ALEXANDRA ALGAZE GONZÁLEZ

B.A. in Foreign Languages, Universidad de Puerto Rico-Río Piedras, 2008
M.S. in International Relations, Università di Bologna, 2014
M.A. in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2017

Research interests: 20th/21st-century Caribbean literature and Latinx/Afro-diasporic narratives; neocolonialism; affect; aesthetics; visual culture; critical theory; gender and ethnicity; Western imperialism; debt and democracy; trauma

Languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch (beginning)


GRAHAM BISHOP

B.A. in English, Pomona College, 2015

Research interests: Contemporary fiction; animal studies; temporality; technics; globalization; narratology; (non)human cognition; disability; deconstruction; creative writing and artistic practice

Languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Arabic (beginning)

CHARLOTTE BUECHELER

Licence de Lettres Modernes, Université Paris-Sorbonne Nouvelle, 2009
M.A. in Comparative Literature, Brown University, 2015 

Research Interests: Early Modern French and English Literatures; Narrative and Reader-Response Theories; Fictionality; Disability Studies

Languages: French, English, German, Latin, Italian

AUSTIN CARDER

B.A. in English, Yale University, 2015

Research interests: Theory and Practice of Literary Translation; Romanticism; Modernism; Marxism; Critical Theory; Contemporary Poetry; Visual Art

Languages: English, French, German

SILVIA CERNEA CLARK

B.A. in English and American Literature, Kenyon College, 2008

 

ELSA CHARLETY

Licence LLCE (Langues, Littératures et Civilisations Etrangères) Anglais, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris 3), 2008
Maitrise Etudes Anglophones- recherche, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris 3), 2009
Master 2 Etudes Anglophone - recherche, Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris 4), 2012
Doctorat Etudes Anglophone - recherche, Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris 4), 2012-present

Research Interests: Representation of bodies and voices in 19th and 20th century literature from the American South and the Caribbean, the literary history of gothic and horror narratives, collective trauma, memory, and loss.

Languages: English, French, Spanish, Haitian Creole

CLAIRE CLIMER

B.A. in Philosophy and Spanish, Creighton University, 2008
M.A. in Spanish, Yale University, 2016


EDWIGE CRUCIFIX

Licence de LLCE Anglais, Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV), 2011
Licence de Lettres Modernes, Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV), 2011
Master de Littérature Française et Comparée, Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV), 2013

Research interests: 19th/20th/21st century French and francophone literature; Maghrebi literature and colonial history; postcolonial theory; feminism and gender studies; transnational literature, identity, bilingualism, modes of translation; food studies.

Dissertation in progress: Disorienting Women: transcultural encounters in women's writings in the Maghreb

Languages: French, English, Spanish, Arabic, German

https://brown.academia.edu/EdyC

ISABEL FARIAS VELASCO

B.A. in Ancient Studies, Barnard College, 2015

Languages: English, Spanish, French (intermediate), Italian (beginning); Ancient Greek, Latin (reading)

DENNIS M. HOGAN

B.A. in Comparative Literature, Swarthmore College, 2010
M.A. in Literatures of Modernity, Ryerson University, 2014

Research Interests: Decadence and Aestheticism

Languages: English, French, Spanish

https://brown.academia.edu/dennismhogan


NICHOLAS KAHN 

B.A. in English Literature and French Literature, Haverford College, 2014

Research interests: Colonial and nineteenth-century American literature, nineteenth- and twentieth-century French and Italian literature; first contact; race; monsters; intellectual history.

Dissertation in progress: The figure of the monster in written records and imagined rehearsals of contact between Anglo-American culture and other cultures (Eastern Algonquian, African, South Pacific, Creole, Japanese).

Languages: English (native), French (near-native), Italian (near-native), Japanese (advanced)

BRENDAN LAMBERT

A.B. in Classics and Integrated Program in Humane Studies (with honors), Kenyon College, 2012

Research Interests: Latin American literature, modernism, critical theory, film, classical reception, aesthetics

Languages: English, Spanish, French (reading), Latin, Ancient Greek

STEVEN MANUEL

B.A. in Classics, University of North Carolina at Asheville, 2011

Languages: Ancient Greek, Latin, French (intermediate), Old Occitan (intermediate), German (beginning)

CONNIE MCNAIR

B.A. in Italian, Stanford University, 2014

Research interests: Twentieth-century texts (including literature and film) of resistance and refusal, particularly Afro-diasporic literature and black radical theory. 

Languages: English, Italian, Spanish

ALESSANDRO MOGHRABI

B.A. in Comparative Literature, New York University, 2017
M.S. in Economics, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, 2018

Research interests: irony, late medieval and 20th century Italian narrative and theater, renaissance French theater, 20th century French theory, Shakespearian comedy, poetics.

Languages: Italian, French, English, Spanish, German (beginning)

DAVID MULLINS

B.A. in Comparative Literature, Emory University, 2014 

Research interests: Animal Studies, German Idealism, Post-structuralism, English, French and German literature.

Dissertation in progress: the concept of doxa in the work of Gilles Deleuze. This dissertation holds that doxa, or opinion, is the key concept in the Deleuzian corpus from beginning to end. It explores the aristocratic bent of an anti-doxa stance in relation to the democracy-to-come of deconstruction, asking after the political future of post-structuralism in this argumentative context, supplemented with readings from American 20th-Century Literature.

Languages: English, French, German, Attic Greek


DEEMA NASSER

B.A. in English (with minor in creative writing and diploma in media studies), American University of Beirut, 2013
M.A. in English, American University of Beirut, 2016

Research interests: Modern and contemporary Arabic literature, comparative translation studies, postcolonial studies, visual culture studies, world literature. 

Languages: Arabic, English, French


MARIAJOSE RODRIGUEZ-PLIEGO

B.A. in Economics and English, Wellesley College, 2016

Research interests: 20th and 21st-century Latin American narrative, northern Mexican literature, migration, border studies, latinx literature.

Languages: Spanish, English, Modern and Classical Nahuatl (beginning), Portuguese, German (reading)

CHENYU TU

B.A. in English, Shanghi International Studies University, 2016
M.A. in English Literature, Peking University, 2019

Languages: Chinese, English, French; German, Classical Greek, Old Occitan (Provençal), Old English (intermediate); Classical Chinese, Latin, Old French (reading)

GEOFFREY WILDANGER

A.B. in Comparative Literature, University of California, Davis, 2010
M.A. in Art History, University of California, Davis, 2012
Whitney Independent Study Program, 2012-2013

Research Interests: Poetry in English, French, German, and, increasingly, Spanish; Postcolonial Studies; Minority Literature; Critical Theory; Political Theory; Philosophical Aesthetics; Performance and Installation Art

Dissertation in progress: Germanophone literature, particularly from eastern Europe, and Francophone literature, primarily from Africa and the Caribbean

Languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Classical Greek, Latin

BAOLI YANG

B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature, Beijing Normal University, 2007
M.A. in Chinese Language and Literature, Beijing Normal University, 2011 
A.M. in Comparative Literature, Dartmouth College, 2013

Research Interests: How literary texts perceive and portray borders, frontiers, and migration routes in medieval Eurasia, especially in Tang era China and its neighboring states; the repercussions of the medieval consciousness of sovereignty and territory in modern times; and incorporating state-of-art developments in digital humanities, hoping to illuminate the effects of distant reading and discover larger patterns of medieval literary phenomena.