Core Faculty

April Alliston
Office Phone
109 East Pyne


Office Hours Spring 2023: Wednesday 2:00 to 4:00 PM and by appointment

Periods: Eighteenth century British and European literature

Languages: English, French

Research Interests: theory and…

Wendy Laura Belcher
Office Phone
105 East Pyne

Periods: medieval and early modern British and African literature

Languages of research interest: Gəˁəz, Amharic, French, Hausa, Anglophone

Research interests: early African literature, African language literature, African literature in English; African discourse and…

David Bellos
Office Phone
330 East Pyne


Office Hours Spring 2023: Tuesday and Friday 2:00 - 3:00 PM and by appointment              

Period(s): Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Languages: French, with ancillary interests in German, Russian and…

Sandra Bermann
Office Phone
107 East Pyne

Periods: Twentieth century, early modern period (especially lyric poetry)

Languages: French, Italian, Latin

Research Interests: translation, literary theory, twentieth-century French and Italian literature (particularly poetry), comparative literature,…

Claudia Brodsky
Office Phone
135 East Pyne

Office Hours Spring 2023: By appointment

Periods: seventeenth century to present   Languages: German, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese   Research Interests: Literature and Philosophy, including Lyric Poetry and Poetic Theory,…
Marina Brownlee
Office Phone
342 East Pyne

Office Hours Spring 2023: Monday and Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 AM and by appointment

Period(s): Medieval and Early Modern Iberia

Languages: Spanish, French, Italian

Research Interests: medieval and early modern literature and theory

Benjamin Conisbee Baer
Office Phone
104 East Pyne

Periods: Modern and Contemporary

Languages: Bengali, German, French

Research Interests: Marxism, Deconstruction, Postcolonial Literature and Theory, Translation Problems, Subaltern Predicaments

Office Hours Spring 2023:  Monday 12:00 - 2:00 PM…

Maria DiBattista
Office Phone
32 McCosh Hall

Office Hours Spring 2023:  Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00 PM 

Periods: twentieth century

Languages: Italian

Research Interests: twentieth century literature and film, the European novel and narrative theory; British literature; contemporary…

Susana Draper
Office Phone
124 East Pyne

Office Hours Spring 2023:  

For in-person, I will be at my office on Tuesdays, 4:30-5:20pm. Mask is mandatory.

-For office hours on Wednesdays, please make an appointment using Bookings:  

Karen Emmerich
Office Phone
035 East Pyne

Office Hours Spring 2023:  Thursday 11:30 - 12:30 PM or by appointment

Periods: nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first century

Languages: Greek, English, Turkish

Research interests: Modern Greek literature, theories and…

Thomas Hare
Office Phone
113 East Pyne

Period(s): Classical and Medieval (Japan), Ancient (Egypt)

Languages: Japanese, Chinese, French, Spanish, Middle and Late Egyptian

Research Interests: Japanese Literature and Drama, Buddhism, Ancient Egyptian Writing and Representation

Office Hours Spring…

Daniel Heller-Roazen
Office Phone
103 East Pyne

 Research Interests: Medieval Studies, Philosophy, Aesthetics, Poetics, Linguistics

Daniel Heller-Roazen is the Arthur W. Marks ’19 Professor of Comparative Literature and the Council of the Humanities. He is the author of 

Erin Huang
Office Phone
236 Frist Campus Center

Office Hours Spring 2023:  By appointment only

Periods: Twentieth century to present

Languages: Chinese, Japanese, French, English

Research Interests: Marxist geographies, postcolonial studies, feminist theory, cinema and media studies,…

Lital Levy
Office Phone
123 East Pyne

Periods: 19th-21st century  Languages: Hebrew, Arabic, Anglophone

Research Interests: I work in and between comparative literature, cultural studies, critical theory, and intellectual history.

My work strives to decolonize my main areas of study: comparative…