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Participating Faculty

Susan Anderson

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  • Title: Professor of German
  • Additional Title: Senior Vice Provost of Academic Affairs
  • Phone: 541-346-4056
  • Office: 321 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: by appointment
  • Interests: German and Austrian literature and culture from the late 19th century to the present

Monique Balbuena

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  • Title: Participating Faculty of Judaic Studies Program, Associate Professor of Literature
  • Phone: 541-346-2311
  • Office: 1715 Franklin Blvd, Rm 117
  • Office Hours: Winter 15: Tu 3:30p-5p, W 1p-3p, or by appointment
  • Website: Website

Lowell Bowditch

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  • Title: Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-4306
  • Office: 337 Susan Campbell Hall
  • Office Hours: By appointment only
  • Website: Website

S. Pearl Brilmyer

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  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-3935
  • Office: 273 PLC
  • Office Hours: On leave until AY 16-17

Cory Browning

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  • Title: Assistant Professor of French
  • Phone: 541-346-4028
  • Office: 428 Friendly Hall
  • Affiliated Departments: Comparative Literature Department
  • Interests: 19th, 20th, 21st century French and Francophone Studies, Critical Theory, Aesthetics and Violence

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

Anita Chari

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-4752
  • Office: 928 PLC
  • Office Hours: June 26–August 20: R 9-Noon via Skype (summer course students, find info on Canvas)
  • Interests: Political theory, critical theory, Frankfurt School, Marxism, contemplative studies, somatics and politics
  • Website: Website

Joyce Cheng

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  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-3677
  • Office: 253 Lawrence Hall
  • Affiliated Departments: Comparative Literature Department, Philosophy Department
  • Interests: European Modernism

James Crosswhite

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  • Title: Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-3956
  • Office: 258 PLC
  • Office Hours: Spring term: TR 11:45-1:15
  • Affiliated Departments: Comparative Literature Department

Dianne Dugaw

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  • Title: Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-1496
  • Office: 458 PLC
  • Office Hours: Winter term: T 12:30-3:30

Cecilia Enjuto Rangel

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  • Title: Associate Professor of Spanish
  • Additional Title: Director of Undergraduate Studies, CAS Language Coordinator
  • Phone: 541-346-4045
  • Office: 417 Friendly Hall
  • Affiliated Departments: Comparative Literature Department

Pedro Garcia-Caro

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  • Title: Director, Latin American Studies Program
  • Additional Title: Associate Professor of Spanish
  • Phone: 541-346-5813
  • Office: 407 Friendly Hall
  • Affiliated Departments: Comparative Literature Department, Latin American Studies, Translation Studies
  • Interests: Nationalism, Postmodernity, Postcolonial Studies, Environmental Studies, US Hispanic Literatures, Mexican Literature, Border Literature, Comparative American Studies, Transatlantic Studies, Satire, Drama, Translation
  • Website: Website

Gantt Gurley

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Additional Title: Program Director, Judaic Studies
  • Phone: 541-346-4055
  • Office: 319 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: Fall 2017:
  • Interests: Ancient and medieval song culture, the birth of the novel, the Wandering Jew, Long Romanticism, Old Norse literature, the lyrical mode, Hans Christian Andersen, and notions of religiosity in the Danish Golden Age.

Michael Hames-García

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  • Title: Professor, Academic Advisor
  • Office: 218 Alder Building
  • Office Hours: Fall term: Tuesdays 4:00-5:00 pm & Wednesdays 2:00-3:30 pm
  • Interests: critical prison studies, critical race studies
  • Website: Website

Lamia Karim

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Additional Title: On sabbatical 2016-17. She is a Fellow at the IGK Research Center 'Work and Human Lifecycle in Global History' at Humbolt University /re:work Berlin Germany
  • Phone: 541-346-5095
  • Office: 375 Condon Hall
  • Office Hours: none
  • Affiliated Departments: Comparative Literature Department

Martin Klebes

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Additional Title: Director of Graduate Studies (German)
  • Phone: 541-346-2818
  • Office: 205 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: Fall 2017:
  • Interests: 18th- through 21st-century German and French literature, philosophy and critical thought.

Colin Koopman

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  • Title: Associate Professor of Philosophy
  • Additional Title: Director of New Media and Culture Certificate Program
  • Phone: 541-346-5980
  • Office: 250A Susan Campbell Hall
  • Office Hours: on leave Fall 2017 and Winter 2018
  • Interests: Political Philosophy, Ethics, Pragmatism, Genealogy, History of Modernity
  • Website: Website

David Li

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  • Title: Professor
  • Additional Title: Collins Professor of the Humanities
  • Phone: 541-346-3940
  • Office: 275 PLC
  • Office Hours: Spring term: MF 10:00-10:50

Jeffrey S. Librett

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  • Title: Professor
  • Additional Title: Director of Undergraduate Studies (German)
  • Phone: 541-346-0649
  • Office: 204 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: Fall 2017:
  • Interests: Rhetoric of Cultural Dialogue, German literature, Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, Jewish Studies, and theory from the eighteenth century to the present.
  • Website: Website

Massimo Lollini

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  • Title: Professor Emeritus of Italian
  • Phone: 541-346-0957
  • Office: 325 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: UH: 11:30-12:30 or by appointment: write to maxiloll@uoregon.edu
  • Interests: Humanism and More Than Human Humanism, Digital philology, Mediterranean Studies, Ecocriticism, Francesco Petrarca, Giambattista Vico, Giacomo Leopardi, Antonio Gramsci, Primo Levi, Italo Calvino
  • Website: Website

John McCole

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-5906
  • Office: 303 McKenzie Hall
  • Office Hours: Spring 2017: Wednesday 3:30-5:00 pm, by appointment.
  • Website: Website

Karen McPherson

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  • Title: Professor Emerita of French
  • Phone: 541-346-4048
  • Office: 224 Friendly Hall
  • Interests: francophone literature (Quebec & Caribbean), translation theory and practice, women's writing, gender studies, autobiography, postcolonial studies

Lanie Millar

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  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-4031
  • Office: 406 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: M 3:30-4:30; W 11:00-11:50
  • Affiliated Departments: Comparative Literature Department, Latin American Studies
  • Interests: 20th-21st century Caribbean literature, Latin American literature, African literature, Lusophone literatures, Global South studies, Postcolonial studies, Critical Theory

Fabienne Moore

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  • Title: Associate Professor of French, Director of Graduate Studies
  • Phone: 541-346-4032
  • Office: 324 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 9-11 am and by appointment
  • Interests: Prose poetry, European Enlightenment and counter-Enlightenment, the French and Haitian Revolutions, the "querelle des anciens et modernes," the Encyclopédie, the evolution of the novel, European romanticism, Chateaubriand, Staël, translation

Dorothee Ostmeier

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  • Title: Professor
  • Additional Title: Department Head
  • Phone: 541-346-4245
  • Office: 215 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: Fall 2017:
  • Interests: German literature and culture of the 18th through 20th century

Paul Peppis

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  • Title: Professor
  • Additional Title: Director, Oregon Humanities Center
  • Phone: 541-346-7017
  • Office: 154 PLC
  • Office Hours: Spring term: W 12:00-3:00

Amanda Powell

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  • Title: Senior Lecturer II in Spanish
  • Additional Title: Coordinator, 3rd Yr. Literature Program
  • Phone: 541-346-0953
  • Office: 105 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: Fall 2017: Tues. 3:30-4:30 pm & Thurs. 8:30-9:30 am, or by appt.
  • Affiliated Departments: Comparative Literature Department
  • Interests: Early modern Hispanic women writers: secular & religious, literary translation studies (theory & practice), queer theory, creative writing, our next conversation in class!
  • Website: Website

Gina Psaki

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  • Title: The Giustina Family Professor of Italian Language and Literature
  • Additional Title: Professor, Romance Languages
  • Phone: 541-346-4042
  • Office: 323 Friendly Hall
  • Affiliated Departments: Comparative Literature Department, European Studies, Humanities Program, Medieval Studies, Translation Studies, Women's And Gender Studies
  • Interests: Italian and French literature of the Middle Ages; comparative medieval literature; medieval lyric and romance; Dante; Boccaccio; translation; medieval feminist scholarship; discourse analysis; metadisciplinary issues in medieval literary study; history of

Forest Pyle

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  • Title: Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-3928
  • Office: 270 PLC
  • Office Hours: Spring term: MF 11:30-1:00

Judith Raiskin

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-2566
  • Office: 321 Hendricks Hall
  • Office Hours: Spring 2017: Tuesdays 2:00 - 3:15 & Thursdays 3:00 - 5:00 and by appointment.
  • Affiliated Departments: English Department
  • Interests: Post-colonial literature and cultural studies focusing on gender and comparative feminist theory; Caribbean and Pacific Island studies; LGBT studies; and sexuality.

Sergio Rigoletto

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  • Title: Associate Professor of Italian and Cinema Studies
  • Phone: 541-346-4033
  • Office: 424 Friendly Hall

Daniel Rosenberg

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  • Title: Professor
  • Additional Title: Robert D. Clark Honors College
  • Phone: 541-346-0520
  • Office: 1715 Franklin Blvd., Rm 115
  • Website: Website

Gordon Sayre

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  • Title: Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-1313
  • Office: 472 PLC
  • Office Hours: Spring term: WR 1:00-3:00

Steven Shankman

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  • Title: Professor
  • Additional Title: UNESCO Chair in Transcultural Studies, Interreligious Dialogue, and Peace
  • Phone: 541-346-3997
  • Office: 110B Gerlinger Hall
  • Office Hours: Spring term: M 3:00-5:00 and by appointment
  • Interests: Comparative literature, the classical tradition in English and American literature, the eighteenth century, and the history of literary theory
  • Website: Website

Carol Silverman

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  • Title: Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-5114
  • Office: 321 Condon Hall
  • Affiliated Departments: Folklore Program
  • Interests: Arts and human rights, music, Balkans, Roma, gender, ritual
  • Website: Website

Beata Stawarska

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  • Title: Professor of Philosophy
  • Phone: 541-346-5545
  • Office: 247 Susan Campbell Hall
  • Office Hours: on leave 2017-2018
  • Interests: Contemporary European Philosophy, Phenomenology, Structuralism and Post-Structuralism, Philosophical Psychology, Feminism

Michael Stern

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Additional Title: Director of Undergraduate Studies (Scandinavian)
  • Phone: 541-346-4256
  • Office: 409 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: Fall 2017:
  • Affiliated Departments: German & Scandinavian
  • Interests: Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Western European Intellectual History, African literature, film, and thought, 19th Century Scandinavian Literature.
  • Website: Website

Analisa Taylor

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  • Title: Associate Professor of Spanish
  • Phone: 541-346-4047
  • Office: 326 Friendly Hall
  • Affiliated Departments: Women's And Gender Studies
  • Interests: Arts, Cultures, and Social Movements in Latinx USA and Latin America; Mexico and Contemporary Mesoamerican Diaspora Studies; Ethnicity, Identity, and Social Movements; Literary Translation and Intercultural Communication

Alejandro Arturo Vallega Arredondo

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  • Title: Associate Professor of Philosophy
  • Office: 248 Susan Campbell Hall
  • Office Hours: on leave Fall 2017
  • Affiliated Departments: Latin American Studies
  • Interests: Latin American Thought, Aesthetics, Phenomenological Hermeneutics, deconstruction, decolonial philosophy, world philosophies.

Daniela Vallega-Neu

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  • Title: Head of Philosophy
  • Additional Title: Associate Professor of Philosophy
  • Phone: 541-346-5549
  • Office: 211C Susan Campbell Hall
  • Office Hours: TBA during Fall 2017
  • Interests: 19th and 20th Century European Thought (especially Nietzsche, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Contemporary French thought); Phenomenology; Hermeneutics; Deconstruction; Ontology related to issues of body.

David Vázquez

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Additional Title: Department Head
  • Phone: 541-346-1516
  • Office: 118 PLC
  • Office Hours: Summer term: M 12-1:30 & appt. via Susan Meyers (541) 346-1516

Yugen Wang

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  • Title: Associate Professor, Chinese Literature
  • Phone: 541-346-4148
  • Office: 304 Friendly Hall
  • Affiliated Departments: Comparative Literature Department

Elizabeth (Betsy) Wheeler

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-3929
  • Office: 238 PLC
  • Office Hours: By email during the summer.
  • Affiliated Departments: Environmental Studies
  • Interests: Disability Studies, Comics, Young Adult and Children's Literature

Daniel Wojcik

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  • Title: Professor
  • Additional Title: Director of Graduate Studies, Folklore
  • Phone: 541-346-3946
  • Office: 463 PLC
  • Office Hours: Summer term: M & T 2:00-3:30pm

Rocío Zambrana

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  • Title: Associate Professor of Philosophy
  • Additional Title: Director of Graduate Studies
  • Office: 242 Susan Campbell Hall
  • Office Hours: Thursdays 2:00-3:50pm
  • Affiliated Departments: Comparative Literature Department, Latin American Studies
  • Interests: Continental Philosophy, esp. Kant and German Idealism (Hegel), Marx and Frankfurt School Critical Theory; Decolonial Thought and Decolonial Feminism