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Prison literature, Arabic and American literature and film, langauge, identity, post-colonialism, nationalism, cosmopolitanism, narratology, theory and criticism.
Classical languages and literatures and early modern Italian literature; rhetorics and linguistics; 20th and 21st century Italian colonial travel writing; colonialism and postcolonialism; Eritrean, Libyan and Ethiopian colonial and contemporary writing and cultural production.
I am a PhD student in Comparative Literature at Cornell and working in French, German, and English. My interests include the history of science, history of mathematics, trauma studies, intellectual history, and artificial intelligence. My research explores enlightenment ideals, 18th and 19th century revolutions in political and scientific thought, romanticisms, critical theory, and psychoanalysis.
Research interest: Modern Chinese literary and cultural studies, Marxism, Deleuze, translation theory, political economy of attention, community.
20th century avant-garde art; poetry and film; new media art, especially digital poetry; transmediality and intermediality; algorithm studies; cognitive theory; critical theory and technology.
Blackness in China, Sino-African connections and discourses; Theory of race (racism and racialization, race and nation, mixed-race and miscegenation); Literature and intellectual history of modern China; Accented/minor literature and cinema; (Post-)Colonialism and empire; Biopolitics; Violence; Border-crossing, temporality and spatiality.
Arabic and English literature; spatial theory; cognitive theory; visual arts; aesthetics; Transcendentalism; British, French and German Romanticism; Arabic philosophy; French and German philosophy; cross-cultural dialogues; post-colonial North African literature.
Receptions of ancient Greek and Latin literature; classics and postcolonialism; the intersection of philosophy and poetry; ancient theories of aesthetics and rhetoric; the politics of modern appropriations of classicism; literary theory and criticism in the ancient world; nineteenth and twentieth century African-American engagements with the classical canon; the dynamics of constructed canonicity.
Twentieth-century French and Spanish literature, particularly experimental fiction; political economy; critical and social theory; communication; spatial theory; cognitive science.
Post-independence Latin American intellectual histories and literatures, particularly of the Southern Cone; 18th through 20thcentury German philosophy and intellectual history; political economy; aesthetics; spatial theory; rhetoric.
Francophone and Sinophone films and literatures; the comparison between Taiwan and Quebec; translation theory; postcolonial studies; language hybridization and creolization and their relation to power and identity construct; early cinema; theory and history of empire.
19th and 20th century Spanish, Latin American, and Southeast Asian films and novels; trans-pacific literature, post-colonial theory, comparative colonialism, world literature, gender theory, translation theory, intellectual histories. Currently, my work engages with the discursive formations that arose in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century on colonialism and modernity, through the dissemination of reactionary writings by Southeast Asian and Latin American intellectuals such as José Rizal, José Martí, and Pham Duy Khiem.
20th Century Caribbean Literature (Anglophone, Francophone and Dutch); Modernities and Modernisms; South African Literature; Translation; Trauma Theory; Theories of World: Planetarity, Cosmopolitanism, Tout-Monde, Globalization, World Systems; Film and Media (new and not so new).
Theory of empathy in fiction; war and violence in literature; perpetrator narratives; Israeli and South-African contemporary novels; Levinas, Lacapra and other Other-minded philosophies of reading.
Marxism and Psychoanalysis, Digital Humanities, globalization and technology.
Critical Political Theory; Contemporary Continental Philosophy; Martin Heidegger; Post-Foundationalism; Ontology and Politics; Rhetorics of Exception; notions of ‘the Ordinary’ and ‘the Extraordinary;’ ‘Politics’ and ‘the Political;’ ‘Being-in-Common.’
Digital media studies; Hauntology; Hospitality; Ethics and Aesthetics; Critical Theory; Taiwan Cinema and Cosmopolitics.