Walsh, Lauren

Lauren Walsh

PhD, English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University

MA, English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University

BA, Comparative Literature, Columbia University

Part-Time Lecturer

Courses Taught:

•    “Literary Foundations I,” Eugene Lang College, Fall 2010

•    “Picturing the Word,” Eugene Lang College, Fall 2010 

•    “Literary Foundations II,” Eugene Lang College, Spring 2010

•    “Immigration and Identity,” New York University, Spring 2009, Spring 2010

•    “The City and the Outsider,” Eugene Lang College, Spring 2009

•    “Media and Contemporary Literature,” New York University, Fall 2008

•    “Text and Image: Literature and Visual Culture,” Eugene Lang College, Fall 2008

Recent Publications:


•  “Murray Riffing on Mann: Variations on a Theme.” Albert Murray and the Aesthetic Imagination of a Nation. Ed. Barbara Baker. Alabama: University of Alabama Press, 2010.

•  Co-Editor of: The Future of Text and Image: Collected Essays on Literary and Visual Conjunctions. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Forthcoming 2011.

•  “The Madeleine Revisited, Reconceived, and Revisualized: Proustian Memory Unlocks a Sebaldian Visuality.” The Future of Text and Image:Collected Essays on Literary and Visual Conjunctions. Eds. Amihay, Ofra and Lauren Walsh. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Forthcoming 2011.

•  Introduction. Hardy, Thomas. The Return of the Native. Ed. George Stade. New York: Barnes and Noble Classics, 2005.

•  Revised translation of Voltaire. Candide, or Optimism. New York: Barnes and Noble Classics, 2003.

•   “Author Biography” and “Chronology of Author’s Life and Times” for Barnes and Noble Classics, published 2002-2003 Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights; Jack London’s Call of the Wild; Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick; Homer’s The Odyssey; Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre; Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin; Dante Alighieri’s The Inferno; Frederick Douglass’s Narrative of the Life of an American Slave.


Research Interests:
Twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature and culture; visual culture, media studies and critical theory; memory studies; new media and hypertext literature; identity politics; graphic novels, trauma theory.
Professional Affiliations:
American Comparative Literature Association; Columbia University Cultural Memory Colloquium; Modern Language Association
Recent Presentations/Exhibits:

•  Invited speaker, Symposium: “Albert Murray and the Aesthetic Imagination of a Nation,” Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York, NY, June 17, 2010

•  “Creoles, Diasporas, Cosmopolitanisms.” American Comparative Literature Association. New Orleans, LA, April 1-4, 2010
Paper title: “Can Writing a Wrong, Right a Wrong? Crime and Reparation in McEwan’s Atonement”

•    “Waiting Time.” New York University, New York, NY, April 16-18, 2009.  Paper title: “When Waiting Is An Act of Survival: Killing Time in Sebald’s The Emigrants”

•    “The Desire for Representation/The Desire of Representation.” Stony Brook University, Manhattan campus, New York, NY, February 21, 2009. Paper title: “The Desire for Truth, or the Desire for Concealment? Form and Representation in Ian McEwan’s Atonement.”

•    Co-organizer, “Twentieth-Century Literature and the Weight of History.” Columbia University, New York, NY, April 4, 2008, Moderated the roundtable: “Literature and History in Academia Today,” Moderated a panel:  “Hybrid Histories: Finding a Genre for WWII.”

•    “Talking Trash: Rethinking the Abandoned, the Recovered, and the Depraved.”  The Graduate Center, CUNY. New York, NY. February 29, 2008. Paper title: “Recycling the Canon: High Modernism in Albert Murray’s African American Jazz-Inflected Literature.”

•    “Is an Interdisciplinary Field of Memory Studies Possible?” The New School for Social Research, New York, NY. February 7-9, 2008. Paper title: “Sebald’s Austerlitz: Identity Lost and Found, Photographs Read and Misread.”

•    Invited Presenter, Symposium: Albert Murray and the Aesthetic Imagination of a Nation Auburn University, Auburn, AL, January 23-24, 2008.Paper title: “Albert Murray and a Modernist Literary Ancestry.”

•    Invited Lecturer, “Sebald’s The Emigrants: Documentary Materials within a Fictional Text.” Columbia University, New York, NY. December 5, 2007.

•    “Trans, Pan, Intra: Cultures in Contact.” American Comparative Literature Association. Puebla, Mexico. April 19-22, 2007
Paper title: “Finding Identity in the Image of Another? Sebald’s Austerlitz and the Search for Home and Self.”

•    CongressCATH 2006: The Afterlife of Memory: Memoria/Historia/Amnesia. University of Leeds. Leeds, England. July 5-8, 2006. Paper title: “The Art(s) of Memory: Four-Dimensional Remembrance and the Two-Dimensional Photographic Image in Proust’s In Search of Lost Time.”

Awards and Honors:
•    Marjorie Hope Nicolson Fellowship, 2005-2008
•    Andrew W. Mellon and John W. Kluge Fellowship, 2006
•    Columbia University Grant, 2006
•    Andrew Mellon Summer Fellowship, 2005
•    Jacob K. Javits National Fellowship, 2001-2005
•    DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Fellowship, 2000

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