Program in Comparative and World Literature
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(2018-04-03)This dissertation contends with the treatment of the biological in literary representation, arguing that the biological lacunae particularly visible in critical practice are best redressed by a formal exploration of aesthetic ...
(2018-04-12)My dissertation finds postcolonial studies hampered by a narrow and misleading conception of nostalgia. Part of a broad set of European ideas about time and its passing, nostalgia arrived in the colonies first as a ...
(2017-05-19)"Muddy Points of Entanglements: Transglocal Fictions in Africa and the Diaspora responds to the need to resist the tendency of Western theorizing to universalize European genres by setting them as standards against which ...
(2015-11-02)This dissertation studies Latin American narratives of crime in the twenty-first century, arguing that these texts waver between the hyper-rationality of the crime fiction genre, and an affective state of paranoia. This ...
(2015-12-04)In contemporary theory and artistic representation, the grotesque is understood as a creative space in which the depiction of a peculiar individual or event assembled in some disproportionate and disparate form turns human ...