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Research Interest: Prison literature, Arabic and American literature and film, langauge, identity, post-colonialism, nationalism, cosmopolitanism, narratology, theory and criticism.
JORGE CARTAYA Research Interest: 20th and 21st century Caribbean cultural productions (Anglophone, Hispanophone, and Francophone); voice and sound; deconstructive ethics; postcoloniality; mourning and memory; trauma; ecocriticism and climate justice.
Research interest: 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.
Research interest: 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.
Research interest: 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.
Research interest: 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.
Research interest: 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.
Research interest:Twentieth-century French and Latin American literature, particularly experimental fiction and poetics; political economy; critical and literary theory; semiotics and linguistic anthropology; management; cybernetics.
Research interest:Contemporary reception and adaptation of Ancient Greek drama; contemporary Anglophone novels; postcolonial theory and literature; novel and narrative studies; the intersection of aesthetic, ethical, and political forms; psychoanalytic theory and trauma; critical theory; nationalism and biopolitics; law and literature.
Research interest: Archival science; History of bibliography; Rhetoric of repetition; Practices of recitation, rote learning, sleep learning and hypnosis; Dialectic of instant and duration; Memory of single events and repeated events; Élan and echo as literary figurations of self; Encyclopedic techniques in literature; Francophone Vietnamese writings; History of the essay; Essay-film; Structure of tragedy in Asian Cinema.
Research interest: 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.
Research interest: 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.
Research interest: 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.