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Graduate Students

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

Martha Bannikov

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  • Title: Comparative Literature Graduate Student / GE
  • Phone: 541-346-1595
  • Office: PLC 331
  • Office Hours: MW 10:00-11:30
  • Interests: Postcolonial Theory, Namibian and other Southern African Literatures, Namibian History and Southern African Colonial Experience; Cultural Hybridity; African Diaspora in the United States

Anna-Lisa Baumeister

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  • Title: Comparative Literature Graduate Student
  • Affiliated Departments: German & Scandinavian
  • Interests: 18th-century aesthetics and anthropology, literature and philosophy, ecocriticism, theory of drama, translation studies, feminist theory

Palita Chunsaengchan

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  • Title: Comparative Literature Graduate Student / GE
  • Phone: 541-346-1042
  • Office: PLC 243
  • Office Hours: Fall term: M 10:30-1:30 & by appt.
  • Interests: Comparative Media Aesthetics; Film Theory and Digital Media; early Thai cinema and novel; Global Anglophone Literature (Modernity, Nationalism and Nation-States); Transnationalism; Postcolonial Theories.

Michelle Crowson

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  • Title: Comparative Literature Graduate Student
  • Interests: Early modern Japanese literature, Classical Chinese poetry and philosophy, Translation Studies, Digital Humanities, Asian American literature

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

Maya Larson

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  • Title: Comparative Literature Graduate Student / GE
  • Phone: 541-346-3034
  • Office: PLC 329
  • Office Hours: TR 9:30-11:30
  • Interests: 19th- and 20th-century Russian literature, French philosophy, Gulag literature, ethics of reading, biopolitics, intersections of science and poetics, Translation Studies.

Pearl Lee

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  • Title: Comparative Literature Graduate Student
  • Phone: 541-346-0937
  • Office: 310 Villard Hall
  • Office Hours: Fall 2017: M12:30-3:30
  • Interests: Biopolitics; Neo-Marxism; 20th- and 21st- century East Asian and Latin American literatures engaging with neoliberalism; Asian diasporic literature; film, animation and comic studies

Nadège Lejeune

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  • Title: Comparative Literature Graduate Student
  • Phone: 6-0937
  • Office: 192b Esslinger (South Hall entrance)
  • Office Hours: W 2-3pm, R 10-11 and by appointment
  • Affiliated Departments: Comparative Literature Department
  • Interests: nineteenth-century American, German, and French autobiographical works; representations of history and treatment of time in literary works; philosophy and literature; twentieth-century French literature.

Jason Lester

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  • Title: Comparative Literature Graduate Student / GE
  • Phone: 541-346-1520
  • Office: PLC 327
  • Office Hours: W 12:30-1:30, F 9:00-11:00
  • Interests: East Asian experimentalisms; contemporary world poetry; aesthetic intersections of affect, spatiality, and duration; visual and cultural 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

Ahmad Nadalizadeh

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  • Title: Comparative Literature Graduate Student / GE
  • Phone: 541-346-0059
  • Office: PLC 254
  • Office Hours: R 3:30-6:30
  • Interests: Modernism, drawing from English, Persian, Arabic and French literature; deconstruction, critical theory, film, narratology, queer theory, and questions of finitude in philosophical thought.

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.

Iida Pöllänen

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  • Title: Comparative Literature Graduate Student / GE
  • Phone: 541-346-0064
  • Office Hours: Fall term: not teaching
  • Interests: English, Finnish, and Swedish prose fiction with a focus on the modernist tradition; classical and cognitive narrative theory; Russian formalism; theories of the novel; fictional minds and consciousness representation; collectivity and social thinking

Tera Reid-Olds

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  • Title: Comparative Literature Graduate Student
  • Phone: 6-0934
  • Office Hours: Spring 2017: TR 12:30-1:50
  • Interests: Interests: 20th and 21st century Francophone, Arabophone, and Italophone literature; Mediterranean studies; Caribbean studies; translation studies; postcolonial theory; film theory; comic studies

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

Ying Xiong

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  • Title: Comparative Literature Graduate Student
  • Phone: 6-0934
  • Office: 215 Villard Hall
  • Office Hours: Spring 2017: R 2-4
  • Interests: Poetry and poetics; Intersections of hermeneutics, aesthetics, ethics and literature; Translation, culture, representation, especially the influence of rewriting and re-interpretation across linguistic and cultural boundaries; Rhetoric
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