Western University offers opportunities for comparative study in a broad range of languages and literatures. Students and faculty work in European literatures, comparative Canadian literature, Latin-American studies, post-colonial studies, and world literatures.
Janelle Blankenship (Ph.D. Duke) 19th-20th Century German Literature; European Film and the Avant-Garde; Modernism; Media Theory; Critical Theory; Early Cinema. Doctoral level supervisory privileges
Cristina Caracchini (Ph.D. Université de Montréal) Western Poetry: Theory and Criticism; Italian Literature: Histroy and Criticism; Theory and History of the Avant-garde; Narration Theatre; Romance Philology; Ethnic Literature (Italian-Canadian). Doctoral level supervisory privileges
Thomas Carmichael (Ph.D. Toronto) Literary Theory, Cultural Theory, Postmodernism, American Studies. Doctoral level supervisory privileges
Janina Falkowska (Ph.D. McGill) Film Theory; Eastern European Film; Polish Film and Popular Culture; Postmodernism. Master's level supervisory privileges
Alain Goldschläger (Ph.D. Toronto) 20th-Century French Literature; Semiotics; Discourse Analysis. Doctoral level supervisory privileges
Jonathan Hart (Ph.D. Toronto; Ph.D. Cambridge) Renaissance, Historiography, Shakespeare, (post-) colonialism. Adjunct faculty. Doctoral privileges.
Christopher Keep (Ph.D. Queen's) 19th-Century Literature and Culture; Contemporary Theory; Technologies of Writing; Hypertext; History of Virtuality. Doctoral level supervisory privileges
M.J. Kidnie (Ph.D. Birmingham) Renaissance Literature, especially drama; Performance Studies; Textual Studies and Editorial Theory. Doctoral level supervisory privileges
Guo Yuan (Kevin) Liu (Ph.D. Western Ontario) Modern Chinese fiction, Comparative Literature
Mary Helen McMurran (Ph.D. New York) 18th-Century British and French Literature and Culture; The Novel; Transnationalism. Doctoral level supervisory privileges
Calin-Andrei Mihailescu (Ph.D. Toronto) Renaissance, Baroque and 20th-Century Romance Literatures; Critical Theory. Doctoral level supervisory privileges
Rafael Montano (Ph.D. McGill) Spanish American Novel, Carlos Fuentes. Doctoral level supervisory privileges
Tobias Nagl (Ph.D. Hamburg) Critical race studies, postcolonial studies, film theory and history, popular German cinema, silent film.
Taiwo Adetunji Osinubi (Ph.D. British Columbia) Caribbean, African, and British narrative, science fiction, film, sexuality studies.
Jan Plug (Ph.D. SUNY, Buffalo) 18th and 19th-Century German, French, English, Philosophy and Literature; Critical Theory. Doctoral level supervisory privileges
Luca Pocci (Ph.D. Toronto) Modern and Contemporary Italian Literature, Literary Theory, Thematic Criticism; History and Fiction. Doctoral level supervisory privileges
Randall Pogorzelski (Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara) Roman literature, especially Augustan and early imperial poetry; classical reception; literary geography; politics in literature; nationalism and imperialism. Publications include articles on Lucan, Virgil, and James Joyce.
Anthony Purdy (Ph.D. Queen's)19th-20th Century Literature and Culture; Material Memory; The Archive; The Museum; The Collection; Time and Place. Doctoral level supervisory privileges
Aara Suksi (Ph.D. Toronto) Classical Greek literature; Greek myth; Athenian politics. Doctoral level supervisory privileges
Vladimir Tumanov (Ph.D. Alberta) Bible and Literature; 20th-Century German, French and Russian Literature; Children's Literature. Doctoral level supervisory privileges
Daniel Vaillancourt (Ph.D. UQAM) Theories of reading, mystical writings, travel narratives, birth of urbanism and urbanity in 17th-century France, philosophy and aesthetics of Deleuze, semiotics. Doctoral level supervisory privileges
Hua Laura Wu (Ph.D. Toronto) Traditional Chinese Fiction, Modern Chinese Literature, Chinese Culture. Master's level supervisory privileges
For further information about any aspect of the program, please contact:
The Graduate Chair, Comparative Literature
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Phone: (519) 661-2111, ext. 85857/Fax: (519) 661-4093
E-Mail: Prof. Călin Andrei Mihăilescu, firstname.lastname@example.org