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Core Faculty

Michael Allan

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  • Title: Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and David M. and Nancy L. Petrone Faculty Scholar
  • Additional Title: Program Faculty in Cinema Studies; Program Faculty in Comic Studies
  • Phone: 541-346-0981
  • Office: 316 Villard Hall
  • Office Hours: Fall 2017: W 9:30-11:30 & by appt.
  • Interests: World literature (Francophone, Arabic), Film and visual culture, Postcolonial studies, Literary theory

Steven Brown

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  • Title: Professor of Comparative Literature
  • Phone: 541-346-4016
  • Office: 304 Villard Hall
  • Office Hours: Fall 2017: TR 3-4:30
  • Interests: posthumanism, horror cinema, Surrealist film and animation, sound design in film, Japanese popular culture, and critical theory.

Kenneth Calhoon

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  • Title: Professor of Comparative Literature and German
  • Additional Title: Department Head (Comparative Literature)
  • Phone: 541-346-4060
  • Office: 315 Villard Hall
  • Office Hours: Fall 2017: T 10:30-11:30; W 2-3
  • Affiliated Departments: Cinema Studies Program
  • Interests: German literature, aesthetics, psychoanalysis, visual arts, early cinema

Roy Chan

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  • Title: Associate Professor, Chinese Literature
  • Phone: 541-346-4206
  • Office: 426 Friendly Hall
  • Affiliated Departments: Russian and East European Studies

Lisa Freinkel

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  • Title: Vice Provost and Dean, Undergraduate Studies
  • Additional Title: Associate Professor English and Comparative Literature
  • Phone: 541-346-1221
  • Office: 372B Oregon Hall
  • Office Hours: Research leave
  • Affiliated Departments: Comparative Literature Department
  • Interests: Shakespeare and Renaissance literature, theology and contemplative studies, digital humanities, history of philosophy, psychoanalysis and literary theory.

Sangita Gopal

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  • Title: Associate Professor of English
  • Additional Title: Comparative Literature Program Faculty
  • Phone: 541-346-3567
  • Office: 528 PLC
  • Office Hours: I am checking my email intermittently this summer
  • Affiliated Departments: Comparative Literature Department
  • Interests: Postcolonial Theory and Literature, South Asian Visual and Cultural Studies

Katya Hokanson

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  • Title: Associate Professor of Russian and Comparative Literature
  • Phone: 541-346-3947
  • Office: 247 PLC
  • Office Hours: Fall 2017: F 9-11 & by appt.
  • Affiliated Departments: Russian and East European Studies
  • Interests: 19th-century Russian literature, women's writing, and Russian colonialism.

Leah Middlebrook

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  • Title: Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Spanish
  • Phone: 541-346-3103
  • Office: 305 Villard Hall
  • Office Hours: W 9-10 a.m. & W 2-3:30 p.m. or by appt.
  • Interests: early modern Spanish and Spanish American literature, early modern French and English literature, poetics, discourses of the lyric, theories of the subject

Jenifer Presto

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  • Title: Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Russian
  • Additional Title: Director of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
  • Phone: 541-346-4065
  • Office: 272 PLC
  • Office Hours: Wednesdays 10:00-12:00 & by appointment
  • Affiliated Departments: Comparative Literature Department, Russian and East European Studies
  • Interests: Russian modernism, gender studies, literature and the visual arts, imaginative geographies, Russian-Italian cultural interactions, and environmental criticism

Tze-Yin Teo

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  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-0906
  • Office: 306 Villard
  • Office Hours: Fall 2017: by appt.
  • Interests: Research interests include: comparative, transnational, and global modernisms; translation studies; literary theory; eco-criticism