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OLIVER AAS

AHMAD ALSWAID 
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.

HANNAH COLE

JONATHAN DAVENPORT
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.


JUNNING FU

Research interest: Modern Chinese literary and cultural studies, Marxism, Deleuze, translation theory, political economy of attention, community.

 

JUNTING HUANG

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.

 

KUN HUANG

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.

 

KHOLOUD HUSSEIN
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.

 

HANNAH KARMIN
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.

 

MARC KOHLBRY

Research interest:Twentieth-century French and Latin American cultural production, particularly experimental fiction, poetics, and film; political economy; critical and literary theory; technology, specifically cybernetics and information theory; communication; management and control.

 

MARIE LAMBERT


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.

 

VAN LE
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.

 

SHU-MEI LIN
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.


VINH PHAM 

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.

 

GEORGIANA SAROKA
 

PASCAL SCHWAIGHOFER
 

NITZAN TAL

Research interest: 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.

 

KEYUN TIAN
 

JOHN UN
Research interest: Marxism and Psychoanalysis, Digital Humanities, globalization and technology.


FACUNDO VEGA