Graduate Students

Alexander Brock

Periods: 17th and 18th centuries

Languages: French, English, Spanish, Latin, Italian

Research interests: History of Media, Magic, Literature and Ethics

Alexander Brock is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature specializing in early modern…

Alonso Burgos Vazquez Mellado

Research Interests: Contemporary Mexican Literature (since 2006), literature and violence, Critique of Modernity, representation of atrocities and cruelty, trauma and memory studies.

Languages: Spanish (native), German (fluent), English (fluent) and Russian (good command)

Alonso Burgos,…

Paresh Chandra

Research interests: 19th and 20th century lyric poetry in English, Hindi, Urdu, Persian and French; comparative poetics; novel studies; critical theory; South Asian Studies; Near-Eastern Studies.

Research Languages: English, Hindi, Urdu, French, Persian, German (Intermediate reading), Sanskrit …

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: Marxism, Critical Theory, Psychoanalysis, (Post-)Structuralism, Continental Philosophy

Languages: German, French, Spanish, Latin

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

Darja Filippova

My practice is imprinted by the implosion of the USSR and molded in immigration across borders, media and languages. My research focuses post-socialist embodied art practices and, specifically working comparatively between Chinese and Russian contexts, with an attention to class, gender and sexuality,…

Salwa Halloway

Salwa Halloway is a PhD student who focuses on the Lebanese Diaspora in sub-Saharan Africa. Her research interests include the intersection between the Africa-based Lebanese Diaspora, colonialism and the trans-Saharan Slave Trade; Afro-Lebanese populations; and African responses to auxiliary diasporas. She presented a paper on Lebanese…

Austen Hinkley

Austen Hinkley is a PhD candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature. His work focuses on German philosophy, poetics, literature, and aesthetics from the Enlightenment to the 20th century, with a particular emphasis on the period around 1800. Austen graduated from Bard College with a BA in Literature and Philosophy in…

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. She is interested in the cultural history of classicism in Italy, Greece, and the Black Atlantic. Her dissertation examines the interrelation of literary and artistic classicisms in the depiction of the Black body through the gendered…

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…

Peter Makhlouf

Peter Makhlouf holds a B.A. in Classics (Latin and Greek) from Brown University. At present his two primary areas of research are 1) the German tradition from c. 1800 onward and 2) Platonism and Aristotelianism from the classical period through into late antiquity, the Arabic Middle Ages, and Latin Europe.

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; film studies; critical theory; realism and naturalism in the arts; materialist theories of culture and society

I received a B.A. in Comparative Literature and Russian from the…

Aliya Ram

Research interests: Modernisms, realisms, poetics, drama, decolonisation and postcolonial theory, translation, South Asian, Caribbean and East Asian literature, critical theory

Languages:  English, Hindi, French, Chinese (advanced), Spanish (intermediate),…

Xita Rubert Castro

Before joining the department, Xita studied philosophy and literature in England and France. At Princeton, she is working to expand the ideas explored in her undergraduate thesis: “How (and why) not to be yourself: Literature and Impersonality in Proust and Borges.” She is interested in how impersonality –or the ability to be another– can often…

Marie Sanazaro

Research Interests:  the 19th century English novel, Critical Theory, comparative history of philosophy, realism and sexual violence

Marie works at the juncture of the English philosophical and literary tradition and the German critical tradition…

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…

Tomoko Slutsky

Fields/Periods: Japanese, French/Francophone, and English  literary and cultural studies from late nineteenth-century to twenty-first century, avant-garde movements, modernism, post-modernism, spatial theory, eco-criticism, and animal studies.

Tomoko Takeuchi Slutsky is a Ph.D candidate in Comparative Literature…

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

Grega Ulen…

Chloe E. Wheeler

Chloe Wheeler is a second-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 (2019) and a Post…