Assistant Professor of French at Northwestern University.
Cynthia Nazarian's research explores figurations of violence in early modern French, English and Italian literature, analyzing the rhetorics of suffering and brutality that shape the politics of the early modern Self and State. She is the author of Love’s Wounds: Violence and the Politics of Poetry in Early Modern Europe (Cornell University Press, 2016).
Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies at the Catholic University of America
Chelsea Stieber is a specialist of Haitian literature. Her current book project, Haiti’s Paper War, proposes a new, decentralized paradigm to Haitian literary history. It focuses on local and regional expressions, as well as on myths and disavowal, rather than on comprehensive or “national” memories of the past.