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Alican Akyuz

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  • Title: Comparative Literature Graduate Student
  • Office: 310 Villard Hall
  • Office Hours: Fall 2017: M3-4
  • Interests: 19th- through 21st-century English, German and Turkish literature and visual culture; Literary Theory; Intellectual History; New Materialisms; Ecocriticism; Neoliberalism and Popular Culture; Digital Humanities; Object-Oriented Ontology; Heidegger

Maxine Anderson

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  • Title: Comparative Literature Graduate Student
  • Office: 314 Villard
  • Office Hours: Fall 2017: W 2:30-4:30
  • Interests: 20th-century Caribbean literature, particularly Francophone; surrealism, particularly in the Caribbean; literature of the American South; postcolonial studies; translation; poetry and poetics

Yewulsew Endalew

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  • Title: Comparative Literature Graduate Student
  • Phone: 6-0937
  • Office: 313B Villard
  • Office Hours: Fall 2017: W 2-4
  • Interests: Literary criticism, ideology & philosophy in literature, hydro-politics, folklore, translation studies, Ethiopian literature and Ethiopian diaspora literature

Baran Germen

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  • Title: Comparative Literature Graduate Student
  • Office: 314 Villard
  • Office Hours: Fall 2017: MW 2:50-3:50
  • Interests: Transmedial queer aesthetics, modern Turkish literature and film, melodrama, affect, queer theory, French critical theory, secularism, and phenomenology

Susi Gómez

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  • Title: Comparative Literature Graduate Student
  • Office: 218 Villard Hall
  • Office Hours: Fall 2017: W 8-9:20
  • Interests: Hemispheric Poetics; Experimental Poetry in the US and Latin America; Cognitive Poetics; Intermedial Studies; Materiality and Literature; The emergence of conceptualism

Mushira Habib

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  • Title: Comparative Literature Graduate Student
  • Phone: 541-346-0937
  • Office: 310 Villard Hall
  • Office Hours: Fall 2017: R 2-3 & by appt.
  • Affiliated Departments: American English Institute
  • Interests: Memoirs and Autobiographies, Memory Studies, Postcolonial Literatures in English (with a special interest in SouthAsian Literatures), Postcolonial Studies, Women & Gender Studies, Media Studies (especially Popular & Social Media), Creative Nonfiction, Lin

Elizabeth Howard

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  • Title: Comparative Literature Graduate Student
  • Phone: (541) 346-1052
  • Office: 313C Villard Hall
  • Office Hours: Fall 2017: TR 3-4
  • Interests: French and Scandinavian Folk and Fairy Tales; Poetry and Poetics; Feminist Theory; Gender Studies; Children's Literature; Translation Studies

Rob Moore

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  • Title: Comparative Literature Graduate Student
  • Office: 215 Villard
  • Office Hours: Fall 2017: T 9-11:50
  • Interests: Modern Chinese literature and its interactions with French, Russian and classical Chinese; poetics, contemporary Chinese literature; questions pertaining to the cultural ownership of language; and the politicization of literary theory

Joanna Myers

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  • Title: Comparative Literature Graduate Student
  • Phone: 541-346-0934
  • Office: 313B Villard Hall
  • Office Hours: Fall 2017: T 10-10:30, W 1:30-3
  • Interests: 19th- and 20th-century French literature, queer theory, decadence, the fantastic, constructions of alterity, madness, supernatural horror, semiotics

Bess Myers

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  • Title: Comparative Literature Graduate Student
  • Office: 310 Villard Hall
  • Office Hours: Fall 2017: By appt.
  • Interests: Classical rhetoric; English reception of classical rhetorical theory; classical tradition and reception; Greek and Roman oratory and funeral oration; public eulogy; composition pedagogy

Robin Okumu

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  • Title: Comparative Literature Graduate Student
  • Phone: 6-0937
  • Office: 310 Villard
  • Office Hours: Spring 2017: MW 10:30-11:30
  • Interests: 20th century French and Italian fiction, travel writing and tourism studies, imaginaries of place and culture, Dante.

Devina Sindhu

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  • Title: Comparative Literature Graduate Student
  • Phone: 6-0937
  • Office: 313B Villard Hall
  • Office Hours: Fall 2017: M 11:30-1:30
  • Interests: British literature from the long 19th-century; Romantic aestheticism; psychoanalysis; feminist philosophy; literature about and by women; literary theory; South Asian literature and diaspora

Daria Smirnova

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  • Title: Comparative Literature Graduate Student
  • Interests: 19th- and 20th-century Russian literature and its intersections with European literary traditions in French, English and German; intertextuality and translation