We are happy to welcome our new administrative aide, Angela Leroux-Lindsey, who works with our DGS to coordinate the graduate program
Visiting Scholars for 2009-2010:
Professor Beniamino Ambrosi received his PhD in English and American Studies at the University of Florence. He is supported by a University of Bari grant for young scholars during his time with NYU, and is working on a project in cultural literary studies.
Professor Natalia Laranjinha received her PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of Lisbon and is currently an Assistant Professor at the University Dom Alfonso III and is director of the CLINUAF (Languages Centre). She is currently conducting research for her upcoming book on the literary and philosophical incursions in Lars von Trier cinema.
Professor Helena Pericic received her PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of Zadar where she is now an Associate Professor and vice-head of the Croatian Language and Slavistics Department and head of the Croatian Branch. While at NYU, Professor Pericic will give two lectures, one on Croatian literature in European context and the other relating to literatures of “small” Eastern European nations “in transition” in the context of European and World Literatures.
Professor Marianna Torgovnick received her PhD at Columbia University and is currently a Professor of English at Duke University where she is also the Director of the “Duke in New York in the Arts and Media” program. While with NYU, she is working on a book of essays, a sequel to an earlier collection titled “Crossing Ocean Parkway.” She is also researching a book on Depression-era entertainment.