Program in Comparative Literature

Hannah Alpert-Abrams

Graduate student

halperta@gmail.com |
FAC 16

Interests: Interests: twentieth century literature, archives, colonial Mexico, translation, digital humanities


Sarah (Pearl) Brilmyer

Graduate student

s.pearl.brilmyer@mail.utexas.edu

Interests: the 19th-century novel and literary sketch, the history of German philosophy and science, and 21st-century digital literacies.


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Kimberly Canuette Grimaldi

Graduate student

kcgrimaldi@utexas.edu

Interests: Arabic Literature, Persian Literature, Disability Studies, Digital Humanities


Zainab Cheema

Graduate student

zebun82@gmail.com


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Fu-Ying (Flora) Chuang

Graduate student

fchuang@mail.utexas.edu

Interests: Modern Chinese Literature and Film, Contemporary Chinese Cinema, Popular Culture in East Asia.


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Yekaterina Cotey

Graduate student


Marlena Cravens

Graduate student

marlena.cravens@gmail.com

Interests: Early Modern and Medieval Iberian literature, travel literature, translation theory


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Jamila Davey

Graduate student

jdavey@utexas.edu

Education: M.A in Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas

Interests: Classical and modern Arabic literature, Islamic studies, narratives of Islam, gender studies, Francophone literature in Islamic contexts.


John Destafney

Graduate student

Interests: My research interests center on intersections between literature and continental philosophy with particular emphasis on Brazilian literature, Drama, and the long nineteenth century.


Heather Eure

Graduate student

Interests: Nineteenth-Century French and British Literature, Italian Language and Literature, Art History, Fashion Studies, Women's and Gender Studies 


Jonathan Fleck

Graduate student

Interests: I study literary modernisms, especially in poetry, focusing on Chile, Argentina, Brazil, and the United States.  As an offshoot of the cross-cultural nature of this study, I study the theory and practice of literary translation. 


Marina Flider

Graduate student

marina.flider@gmail.com

Interests: My interests include Russian and Hebrew literature and cultural studies focused on kitsch, media and violence.


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Michael Flynn

Graduate student

Interests: Combat trauma narratives and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Renaissance literature (English and Italian), Chinese Classical poetry, psychology, critical theory, Spanish literature.


Francisca Folch-Couyoumdjian

Graduate student


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Cynthia Francica

Graduate student


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Rama Hamarneh

Graduate student

rhamarneh@utexas.edu

Interests: modern Arabic literature, Francophone literature, French film, 20th century French literature, gender studies, sexuality, translation studies


Dustin Hixenbaugh

Graduate student

dustyh@utexas.edu |
FAC 16

Interests: 19th & 20th century; literature and culture of the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Brazil; theories of gender, the archive, and transamerican cultural relations; romanticism; realism; country music; education


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Roanne Kantor

Graduate student

Roannekantor@gmail.com

Education: PhD, University of Texas

Interests: Latin American and South Asian 20th century literature. Comparative aesthetics in Anglophone writing from India and Hindi literary and popular sources


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Julianna Leachman

Graduate student

Interests: 19th and 20th century Russian literature; literature of the American South; space and place; the body


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Katie Logan

Graduate student

katielogan@utexas.edu

Interests: Contemporary Arabic literature; literatures of travel, exile, loss and memory


Martino Lovato

Graduate student

Interests: I am interested in the modern Mediterranean. I focus on orientalism and the post-colonial in Arabic, French and Italian literatures, paying particular attention to the intersections between aesthetics and historiography.


Amanda Moore

Graduate student

amanda.moore@sjsu.edu |
HRH 4.150


Reinhard Mueller

Graduate student

rgmueller@utexas.edu

Interests: Literary theory, literature and philosophy, modern English and German literature, Friedrich Nietzsche


Michael Reyes

Graduate student

michael.reyes@utexas.edu

Interests: Caribbean and Latin American literature; African diaspora studies, borderlands theory, freedom of expression and censorship, cultures of urban modernity. Languages: English, Spanish, French.


Sarah Ropp

Graduate student

sarah.ropp@utexas.edu

Interests: 20th and 21st century Spanish, Dutch and multi-ethnic American literature; children and childhood; memory and trauma


Miguel Santos-Neves

Graduate student

Interests: I am interested in representations of the plantation home in the Americas during the modernist period and in representations of miscegenation in American and Brazilian literature during the 19th and 20th century.


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Nika Setek

Graduate student

setekn@utexas.edu

Interests: My interests include medieval literature, Spanish Golden Age, dystopian fiction, science fiction and medievalism. I work primarily in Spanish and English.


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Maryam Shariati

Graduate student

Interests: Contemporary English and Persian Literature, Diaspora Studies, Women's and Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Film Studies


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Kaitlin Shirley

Graduate student

kshirley@utexas.edu

Interests: My interests are in the French and Russian novel in the long nineteenth century, with a focus on confession and transgression, Dostoevsky, and Rousseau.


Jayita Prashant Sinha

Graduate student

Interests: Women's Writing, Folk Art, Mystic Traditions in Medieval England and India, Christianity and Hinduism.


Mark Smith

Graduate student

ctidmark@gmail.com


Frank Strong

Graduate student

Interests: Music and Archive in Literature; 20th Century Latin American literature; African American Literature; James Joyce


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Fatma Tarlaci

Ph.D. Candidate

ftarlaci@utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Contemporary Turkish Literature, Comparative and World Literature, Digital Humanities, 19th century British Literature


Bhavya Tiwari

Graduate student

bhavyatiwari@utexas.edu

Interests: Translation, Comparative and World literature, Latin American and South Asian Parallels, Poetry, Literary Theory


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Mehdi Torabian

Graduate student

mehdi.torabian@utexas.edu

Interests: Early modern drama, Iranian contemporary drama, new historicism


Amy Vidor

Graduate student

amyvidor@utexas.edu

Interests: Early-twentieth century French, German, British and American Literature; the Holocaust and Trauma Narratives; Contemporary Fiction


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Raelene Wyse

Graduate student

Interests: My research interests include Latin American Jewish Studies, 20th and 21st-century Latin American literature, women's and gender studies, nationalism, race and ethnicity.


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Nathaniel Zingg

Graduate student

nat.zingg@gmail.com

Interests: avant-garde poetics; surrealism; Latin American modernismo; film and media studies; Gertrude Stein; Federico García Lorca; David Foster Wallace