Faculty

  • Tatjana Aleksic

    Tatjana Aleksic

    Associate Professor of Comparative Literature
    Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures
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    Areas of research:  Literary Theory; Postmodern Fiction; Contemporary Balkan literature, with an emphasis on Serbian and Modern Greek fiction. Languages: Serbo-Croatian working knowledge of French, Italian, Latin, Modern Greek734-764-5355 / atatjana@umich.edu


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    Catherine Brown

    Associate Professor of Comparative Literature
    Residential College
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    Areas of research: Medieval Iberian Romance and Latin literatures; early medieval Iberian visual and textual cultures; and history of the book. Languages: Spanish, Latin, French and Catalan734-647-2680 / mcbrown@umich.edu


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    Ross Chambers

    Professor Emeritus


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    Alina Clej

    Associate Professor of Comparative Literature
    Associate Professor of French
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    Areas of Interest: 19th and 20th Century French Literature and Culture; Comparative Literature; European Studies; 20th Century Art and Architecture734-647-2331 / aclej@umich.edu


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    Santiago Colas

    Associate Professor of Comparative Literature
    Associate Professor of Residential College (Arts and Ideas in the Humanities)
    1623 East Quad

    Areas of Interest: World Literature; Philosophy; Philosophy, cultures and politics of athletics; Interdisciplinary arts and ideas in the humanities Languages: Spanish; Reading proficiency in Italian, French, and Portuguese734.763.2351 / scolas@umich.edu


  • Tarek Dika

    Tarek Dika

    Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature
    Fellow, Michigan Society of Fellows
    2030 Tisch Hall

    Areas of Interest: Early Modern Epistemology and Metaphysics (Descartes), Kant, German and French Phenomenology Languages: French, German, and Arabic. Basic Greek.tdika@umich.edu


  • Basil Dufallo

    Basil Dufallo

    Associate Professor of Classical Studies
    Associate Professor of Comparative Literature
    2130 Tisch Hall

    Areas of research: Latin Literature; Roman Culture; Text and Image; Performance Studies; Classical Reception   Languages: Ancient Greek, Latin734.615.0925 / dufallo@umich.edu


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    Frieda Ekotto

    Chair of DAAS, Professor of French
    Professor of Comparative Literature
    Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies

    Areas of Interest: 20th and 21st century literature, culture and cinema, Africana Studies, Critical Race Theory and Comparative Literature734.764.5386 / ekotto@umich.edu


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    David Halperin

    W. H. Auden Distinguished University Professor of the History and Theory of Sexuality, Professor of English Language and Literature, Women’s Studies, and Classical Studies 3056 Tisch Hall

    Areas of research:  History of Sexuality, Lesbian/Gay/Queer Studies Languages: French, German, Italian, Russian, Classical Greek, Latin734-647-5884 / halperin@umich.edu


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    Daniel Herwitz

    Professor of History of Art, Philosophy, Comp Lit, Art & Design
    Comp Lit Graduate and Undergraduate Student Advisor
    2012 Tisch Hall

    Fields of Writing: Aesthetics of Film and Media including new technologies, Visual Art, Architecture, Music, study of contemporary culture and politics, interest in the project of the essay Languages: Reading knowledge of German and French734.763.2351 / herwitz@umich.edu


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    Vassilis Lambropoulos

    Professor, Comparative Literature and Classical Studies
    C. P. Cavafy Professor of Modern Greek
    2125 Angell Hall

    Areas of Interest: Modern Greek culture; classical reception; civic ethics and democratic politics; tragedy and the tragic; word and music.734-764-0126 / vlambrop@umich.edu


  • Tomoko Masuzawa

    Tomoko Masuzawa

    Professor, Comparative Literature/History 2634 Haven Hall

    Areas of research: Modern European intellectual history (19th century); discourses on religion; history of human sciences; psychoanalysis Languages: Japanese (full native literacy); Research languages: German, French734.615.3602 / masuzawa@umich.edu


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    Peggy McCracken

    Professor of Comparative Literature
    Professor of French
    Professor of Women's Studies
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    Areas of Interest: Critical animal studies; Posthumanism; Medieval French and Occitan Literature; Gender and Sexuality; Women's Studies734.647.2338 / peggymcc@umich.edu


  • Christi Merrill

    Christi Merrill

    Associate Professor of South Asian Literature and Postcolonial Theory, Asian Languages and Cultures and Comparative Literature;
    Associate Chair, Center for South Asian Studies
    5131 STB

    Areas of Interest: South Asian literature; Postcolonial theory; Critical practice and theory of translation; narrative humor734.647.2096 / merrillc@umich.edu


  • Benjamin Paloff

    Benjamin Paloff

    Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature
    Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages & Literatures
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    Areas of research: comparative approaches to modern Russian, Polish, and Czech literatures; philosophy in literature; poetics; translation in theory and practice Languages: Polish, Russian, Czechpaloff@umich.edu


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    David Porter

    Professor of Comparative Literature
    Professor of English
    4212 Angell Hall

    Areas of research: Eighteenth-century studies, East-West studies, China in the European imagination, comparative cultural studies; Languages:  French, German, Chinesedporter@umich.edu


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    Yopie Prins

    Professor of Comparative Literature
    Professor of English
    3184 Angell Hall

    Areas of research: Nineteenth-century poetry; comparative poetics and lyric theory; English Hellenism; Classical reception studies; History and theory of translation; Music and literature Languages: Dutch (native), German, French, Ancient Greek, Latin734.763.2351 / yprins@umich.edu


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    Anton Shammas

    Professor of Comparative Literature
    Professor of Modern Middle Eastern Literature
    Professor of Near Eastern Studies
    3163 Thayer

    Areas of research: Translation theory; Critical theory; Narratology; Torture and pain; Modern Arabic and Hebrew literaturesantons@umich.edu


  • Xiaobing Tang

    Xiaobing Tang

    Helmut F. Stern Professor of Modern Chinese Studies and Comparative Literature 6016 Thayer

    Areas of Interest: Twentieth-century Chinese literature and visual arts, literary and artistic modernisms, avant-garde, and cultural politics.734.647.9842 / maxtang@umich.edu


  • Ruth T. Soffar

    Ruth Tsoffar

    Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Women's Studies 1122 Lane Hall

    Areas of Interest: Feminism, sexuality and gender in multicultural society; colonialism, ethnicity, and nationalism, poetry and poetics, theories of reading, Israeli, Jewish and Palestinian literatures, Biblical narratives, ethnography and folklore.rtsoffar@umich.edu


  • Silke-Maria Weineck

    Silke-Maria Weineck

    Chair, Department of Comparative Literature
    Associate Professor of German Studies
    2015 Tisch Hall

    Areas of research: Figurality, 18-20th Century German and French Theory,  Long 18th Century German Literature, Classical Reception Languages: German, Latin, Frenchsmwei@umich.edu