The University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Comparative Literature

Mount Holyoke College

Ombretta Frau
Dorothy Rooke McCulloch Professor of Italian; Chair of Romance Languages and Cultures

Nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Italian journals, modern philology and women writers

Smith College

Sabina Knight
Chinese and Comparative Literature/Program in World Literature

philosophy and literature in comparative perspective, early Chinese thought
and contemporary Chinese fiction, medical humanities, ecocriticism, narrative and poetry

Katwiwa Mule
World Languages

contemporary African women's theater, childhood in African and diasporic literatures, and postcolonial theory and translation


Jessica Barr

medieval visionary and dream vision literature, hagiography, and the role of reading in medieval devotional activity, as well as feminist approaches to medieval literature

N.C. Christopher Couch

Latin American art; graphic novels and comic art 

Jeremi Szaniawski
Amesbury Professor of Polish Language, Literature and Culture
Polish and Russian cinema and literature, Belgian cinema, contemporary auteur film theory and philosophy, women filmmakers, the legacy of Stanley Kubrick (as well as the reception of Kubrick's films in Poland), Marxist theory, and screenwriting
Corinne Tachtiris postcolonial theory, globalization, gender and sexuality studies, critical race studies, and paratextual studies