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Department of Comparative Literature

Faculty Bookshelf

Check here for recent publications by faculty members!

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Gabriela Basterra

Cartesian Poetics: The Art of Thinking (University of Chicago Press, 2020)

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Emily Apter

The Age of the Poets: And Other Writings on Twentieth-Century Poetry and Prose (Verso, 2014)

Fictions of America: The Book of Firsts
Ulrich Baer

Fictions of America: The Book of Firsts (Warbler Press, 2020)

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Emanuela Bianchi

The Feminine Symptom: Aleatory Matter in the Aristotelian Cosmos (Fordham University Press, 2014)

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Jacques Lezra and Emily Apter

Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon (Princeton University Press, 2014)