Comparative Literature Graduate Student Profiles

Jaime Brenes Reyes

My research explores the fantastic in literature with an emphasis on the mystical, religious, and medical experiences it creates on the reader.

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Natalya Domina

My research interests include socialist utopia, Ukrainian literature, Russian experimental fiction, theory and practice of translation.

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Ramanpreet Kaur

My research interests include British Imperial Literature, South Asian Colonial and Post Colonial Literature, and the dialectics of cultural exchange in Theatre and Performative Arts.

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Christian Ylagan

My interests include the intersection of Postcolonialism with pop culture & media studies, depictions of national/queer identities, theories of control, & diasporic literature.

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Lisa Viviani

My interests include the complex world of fairy tales, the development of the vampire figure, re-writings of Classical myths, the influence of the Bible on literature and pop culture.

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Zahra Moosavi

I am mainly interested in the intersection of literature and science, with a particular focus on physics. My languages are English, Persian, Spanish, French, German, and Mandarin.

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Pascal Michelberger

My interests include narrative fiction that addresses questions of transitional justice, interdisciplinary humanities, graphic design, language education, and academic writing.

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Busra Copuroglu

My dissertation is about literary depictions of boredom from the late nineteenth century to the present.

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Alexandra Irimia

My thesis focuses on representations of bureaucracy in literature and cinema in the second half of the 20th century.

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Sohrāb Mosāhebi

My area of research includes Neocolonialism, Poststructuralism, Social & Political Discourse, Poetry, Literature of Iranian Diaspora.

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Ryan Haddad

My interests include depictions of capitalism and its consequences in absurdist and uncanny 20th century North American literature

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Helga Ruppe

Working at the intersection between medieval Arthurian romance and history of medicine, I am investigating the phenomenon of the fighter/healer in reality and fiction.

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Hanna Protasova

My research interests include representations of Holocaust in Ukrainian & Russian literature, Ukrainian & Russian literary modernism & avant-garde, literature of Ukrainian Diaspora in North America.

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