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OLIVER AAS
oa226@cornell.edu
Research interests: Environmental and energy humanities; media theories; psychoanalysis (trauma, melancholia, mourning, anxiety, psychosis); deconstruction; critical theory; theories of modernity; science and technology studies; critiques of capital; contemporary Anglophone novel; contemporary global auteur cinema (especially Nordic, Post-Soviet and Turkish); critical animal studies; performance studies.

 

AHMAD ALSWAID 
Research Interests: Prison literature, Arabic and American literature and film, langauge, identity, post-colonialism, nationalism, cosmopolitanism, narratology, theory and criticism.

 

JORGE CARTAYA
Research Interests: 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

Research interests: Ecocriticism; deconstruction; time studies; twentieth century Cuban and South American fiction; climate justice.

 

JONATHAN DAVENPORT
I am a PhD student in Comparative Literature at Cornell and working in French, German, and English. My research 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 interests: Modern Chinese literary and cultural studies, Marxism, Deleuze, translation theory, political economy of attention, community.

 

JUNTING HUANG

Research interests: 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