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Graduate Students

French, Turkish, English

Migration and memory in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Mary Casey

English, Spanish, Portuguese and Modern Greek

Mediterranean Studies, Cinema & Media Studies

Postcolonial Studies, Diaspora Studies, South Asian-Canadian Literature. 

English, Latin, Ancient Greek, Italian


Classical reception in the Romantic period; nature and architecture; expressions of grief in poetry; gender and sexuality

English, Bengali, Hindi, German, Japanese


Postcolonialism, Shakespeare in Asia, Performance Studies, Translation and Adaptation studies, Cinema and Media Studies, Visual Arts

English, Korean, Russian, Japanese

Postcolonialism, Transcolonialism, Modernism, Drama, Theatre, Translation


English, French, German, Russian

European modernism; biopolitical discourse and film; detective fiction

Eva Kuras

English, French, Italian, Persian.

Medieval French, Italian and English literature. Classical Persian literature. Development of the narrative romance genre. "East-West" cultural transmission in the Middle Ages.

English, French, Russian, Spanish

20th and 21st century European and North/South American literature, translation & adaptation studies, structuralism/poststructuralism, theatre, surrealism & avant-garde

Lizy Mostowski

English, Polish, French

Polish-Jewish identity narratives, Holocaust literature, memory studies, autobiography, oral history

Twentieth-century American, Japanese, and Yiddish literatures; multilingualism; critical theory; memory studies; avant-garde; modernism/postmodernism

Arabic, English, French

Contemporary French and Arabic literature and film; postcolonialism, gender and race; Islam and sexuality; migration, diaspora.

Meagan Smith

English, Russian, Spanish

English, Russian, and Spanish literatures of the mid to late 20th century; with a particular emphasis on the cultural politics of the Cold War and the neoliberal turn. 

My research focuses on representations of border walls and border zones in Soviet, American, and Mexican science fiction and utopian/dystopian novels and films. 

German, French and American literature of the early 20th century, especially from the period between the world wars. 

Modje Taavon [black and white photo of a woman in profile wearing a cloche hat]

Persian, Arabic, English

Greco-Arabic Translation movement, the reception of Classical philosophy in the medieval Islamicate world and its role in the development of "western" intellectual traditions, especially in medieval and early modern Europe.

Office Hours
Fall 2021: T 12 - 2 PM, or by appointment
3142 FLB


English, French, Italian, Spanish

19th- and early 20th-century British and French literature; literature and the arts; history of the image, visual and material culture; psychoanalytic theory; neuroaesthetics

Languages: English, Spanish, French

Interests: Colonialism & Post-colonialism; Indigenism/Indigenous Studies; Ecological Humanities; Translation and Adaptation Studies