Graduate Students

Friederike E. Ach

Friederike Ach holds bachelor's and master's degrees in English literature, Classics, Theology, and Modern languages from the Universities of Exeter and Oxford. Her PhD dissertation, provisionally titled "Textually transmitted diseases: Literature, Contagion and Early Modern Circulation," focuses on a number of early modern novellas, novels,…

Alonso Burgos Vazquez Mellado

Research interests: Mexico in the 20th and 21st centuries, Violence and Representation, Literary Realism, Documentation and the Archive, Theories of the Contemporary, Memory Studies, State and Nation.

Languages: Spanish (native), German (fluent), English (fluent), Russian (Good command), Ancient Greek…

Liam Egan

Liam received his BA in Classics at Johns Hopkins University in 2018. Unperturbed by concerns over meta-narratives, he now primarily studies a cluster of related concepts – temporality, historical consciousness, recognition, and responsibility – as they have been variously taken up in German Idealist philosophy, in modernization theory since…

Florian Endres

Research Interests: Aesthetics, Continental Philosophy, Critical Theory, Marxism, Psychoanalysis, (Post-)Structuralism, Media Studies.

Florian Endres received his M.A. in Philosophy from Humboldt University Berlin and his B.A. in Culture and Technology / Philosophy from Technical University Berlin. His M.A…

Nathaniel Gallant

Nathaniel Gallant is a PhD student in Comparative Literature at Princeton University. He holds a BA in both Comparative Literature and South Asian Studies, and an MA in Japanese Studies from the University of Michigan. His interests include the intersection of religious and literary modernity, theories of aesthetics, and post…

Salwa Halloway

Salwa Halloway is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature and is additionally affiliated with the Department of African American Studies. Her dissertation centers on goombay, a musical form that originated amongst the Maroon communities in Jamaica in the late 18th century and since took root in West and Central Africa…

Antonio Iannarone

Antonio is PhD candidate in his fourth year of study, currently writing on the turn from semantic to aesthetic relations in the prose of Henry James, Willa Cather and Nathaniel Hawthorne. An Americanist, he is concerned more generally with aesthetic theory in Auerbach, Hegel, Kant, Lessing, Adorno and others. He holds a B.A. in Latin American…

Caresse Jackson-Alger

Caresse Jackson-Alger is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature and an Interdisciplinary Fellow in the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is interested in the literary and visual histories of Classical mythology in Italy, Greece, and the Black Atlantic. Her…

Wyatt Leaf

Research interests: Modernist and Avant-Garde poetry and prose, Mexican Modernism, Parnasse, Decadentism, Symbolism, Pan-Hispanism, Experimental fiction

Languages: Spanish and French

Wyatt Leaf is a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature, specializing in French and Hispanic literature with an emphasis in the nineteenth…

Anaís Martinez Jimenez

 

Periods: 20th-21st century

Research interests: Psychoanalysis, Comparative Poetics, Critical Theory, Border Studies, Latin American Studies, American Studies, Gender Theory, Philosophy of Language, Art History. 

Languages: Spanish, English, French,…

William Mullaney
Will Mullaney graduated from Pomona College with a B.A. in English and French. He is also interested in existentialist philosophy, phenomenology, and Brazilian modernism.   Research Interests: Diaspora Studies, Afro-Brazilian, Afro-Caribbean, and Afro-American Literature, Feminisms, Decoloniality   Languages: English, French,…
Apolline Pernet

Apolline is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature. She is interested in Utopian literature and architecture, with a focus on French, English, German and Ancient Greek traditions.

Apolline received a MA in English from Sorbonne University, Paris and majored in Classics at the Ecole Normale Supérieure.

Jacob Plagmann

Periods: Modern and Contemporary

Languages: Russian, French, German

Research interests: the intersection of literature and the visual arts; genre theory; film theory and history; critical theory and cultural studies

Jacob Plagmann received his B.A. in Comparative Literature and Russian from the University of Oregon…

Aliya Ram

Aliya Ram is a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature and the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities at Princeton. Her work explores the relationships between aesthetic innovation, subject formation and coercive social bonds, and she is writing her dissertation on experiments with literary address in twentieth century fiction and…

Xita Rubert Castro

Xita Rubert is a Spanish writer and PhD Candidate at Princeton. Before joining the department, she studied philosophy and literature in England and France; at Princeton, she researches and teaches on Latin American, North American and European literature. She is particularly interested in crossovers with other disciplines, such…

Fay Slakey

Fay Slakey is a second-year graduate student in the department of Comparative Literature. Before coming to Princeton, she earned her BA in Modern Literature at the Université de Bretagne Occidentale in Brest, France. She holds two masters’ degrees from the same university, the first in Medieval Celtic Languages and the second in Medieval…

Grega Ulen

Research interests: Postcolonial Studies; Decolonial Thought; Marxism, Socialism, and Nationalism; Feminist and Queer Theory; Aesthetics and Politics; History and Theory of the Novel; Modernism and Realism

Languages: English, French, Arabic, Slovenian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian

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Chloe E. Wheeler

Chloe Wheeler is a third-year graduate student in Comparative Literature. Before starting her Ph.D., she was awarded a 2019-2020 Fulbright Spain (Galicia) ETA Fellowship as well as a 2021-2022 Fulbright Spain Predoctoral Research Fellowship. She holds a B.A. in Spanish and Comparative Literature from Occidental College …