Faculty

ApterEmily

Emily Apter

Professor
emily.apter@nyu.edu

Department of Comparative Literature
Department of French

Research Interests: Philosophizing in Languages, Political Theory, Translation theory and praxis sexuality and gender, critical theory, continental philosophy, psychoanalysis, gender and ontology, new French philosophy, political fiction, French fiction and poetics, periodization critique, history and theory of Comparative Literature, critical pedagogies

BaerUlrich

Ulrich Baer

Professor
ulrich.baer@nyu.edu

Department of Comparative Literature
Department of English

Research Interests: Poetry; photography; literary theory; continental philosophy; visual culture; new media; trauma and testimony in all media in history, and culture; literature as a mode of knowing; globalization; environmentalism; texts and images of social justice

BasterraGabriela

Gabriela Basterra

Professor
gabriela.basterra@nyu.edu

Department of Comparative Literature
Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Research Interests: Literature and philosophy, ethical subjectivity, comparative literature, rhetoric, poetry, tragedy, psychoanalysis, ethics and politics, Kant’s theoretical and practical philosophy, Levinas.

BianchiEmanuela
DiawaraManthia
DopicoAna

Ana María Dopico

Associate Professor
ana.dopico@nyu.edu

Department of Comparative Literature
Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Research Interests: Comparative studies of the Americas, theory and history of the novel, Cuban and Caribbean Culture, nationhood and imperialism, syncretism and visual culture, memory and popular culture, national poets, public intellectuals and cultural genealogies, U.S. Latino cultures, North-South studies/cultural politics of the global South, gender and narrative, psychoanalysis and social mythologies.

GadberryAndrea
GarciaJay

Jay Garcia

Associate Professor
jg197@nyu.edu

Department of Comparative Literature

Research Interests: 20th and 21st century U.S. literature; modern literature and literary theory, African American literary history, Black Atlantic theory, intellectual history; history and practice of American Studies; cultural criticism

HalimHala

Hala Halim

Associate Professor
hala.halim@nyu.edu

Department of Comparative Literature
Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

Research Interests: modern Arabic, English and Anglophone literatures; postcolonial theory; cosmopolitanism; Mediterraneanism and Levantinism; South-South comparatism; Nahda and comparative modernities; Translation Studies; travel literature; globalization; urban cultures

IampolskiMikhail
LezraJacques

Jacques Lezra

Professor
jl174@nyu.edu

Department of Comparative Literature
Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Research Interests: Comparative literature and literary theory; Shakespeare; the literary and visual culture of Early Modern Europe.

RonellAvital

Avital Ronell

Professor
avital.ronell@nyu.edu

Department of Comparative Literature
Department of German
Department of English

Research Interests: Literary and other discourses; feminist and queer letters; philosophy; technology and media; psychoanalysis; deconstruction; performance art.

RossKristin

Kristin Ross

Professor
kr1@nyu.edu

Department of Comparative Literature

Research Interests: French literature and culture of the 19th and 20th centuries; Francophone Caribbean literature; urban history, theory, and politics; literature, culture, and ideology; popular culture; History and Literature
 

Mark Sanders

Professor
ms130@nyu.edu

Department of Comparative Literature

Research Interests: African Literature, Literary Theory, Law and Literature, Philosophy and Literature, South African Literature and Intellectual History, Testimony, Autobiography, Ethics, Psychoanalysis.

SieburthRichard
VatulescuCristina

Cristina Vatulescu

Associate Professor
cristina.vatulescu@nyu.edu

Department of Comparative Literature
Department of Russian and Slavic Studies

Research Interests: relationship of literature to other disciplines, arts, and media; aesthetics and politics, law, and policing; artistic and extra-artistic genres, in particular the novel, autobiography, and the police file/film; documentary/fiction/metafiction; archival art and theory; intermedia; literary and film theory and history; Russian and Romanian twentieth century culture; immigration and cultural exchange

ZhangXudong

Xudong Zhang

Professor
xz3@nyu.edu

Department of Comparative Literature
Department of East Asian Studies

Research Interests: Xudong Zhang’s research interests include critical theory; modernism and modernity; theories of representation, narrative, and interpretation; political philosophy; aesthetics; and twentieth century Chinese literature and culture. Of his ongoing concerns are literary criticism and theory as poetics, socio-ontology, and historiography in one; identity and identity-formation in politico-philosophical and cultural-civilizational contexts; a theory of comparison and comparability; and methodological reconsiderations of area studies. Publishing in both English- and Chinese-speaking worlds, he is currently at work on manuscripts on Hegel’s aesthetics; Lu Xun; and the second volume of/sequel to his 2005/06 book, Cultural Politics in the Age of Globalization.

MatosMartinEduardo

Eduardo Matos-Martin

Visiting Assitant Professor
emm10@nyu.edu

Department of Comparative Literature

Research Interests: Contemporary Spanish peninsular literatures and cinema, political theory, Biopolitics, History and the culture of memory, Fascism in Spain

DuffyTimothy
BrathwaiteKamau
ChiolesJohn
JavitchDaniel

Daniel Javitch

Professor Emeritus
dj15@nyu.edu

Department of Comparative Literature
Department of Italian

Research Interests: European literature of the Renaissance, poetic theory before 1700, postclassical history of Ancient genres.

ReissTimothy

Timothy J Reiss

Professor Emeritus
timothy.reiss@nyu.edu

Department of Comparative Literature
Distinguished Scholar in Residence

Research Interests: Classical and Renaissance literature, philosophy, and history; the Renaissance and inter-atlantic cultural exchanges; 18th century literature, history and politics; history and theory of theatre; Caribbean culture and political theory.

Zakir Paul

Zakir Paul

Assistant Professor
zakir.paul@nyu.edu

Department of Comparative Literature

Research Interests: 19-21st century French literature, comparative modernisms, narrative and the novel, critical theory, aesthetics, and translation studies.