PhD, English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
MA, English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
BA, Comparative Literature, Columbia University
Part-Time LecturerCourses 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
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.
of: The Future of Text and Image:
Collected Essays on Literary and Visual Conjunctions. Cambridge Scholars
Publishing. Forthcoming 2011.
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.
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
American Comparative Literature Association; Columbia University Cultural Memory Colloquium; Modern Language AssociationRecent Presentations/Exhibits:
Awards and Honors:
speaker, Symposium: “Albert Murray and the Aesthetic Imagination of a Nation,”
Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York, NY, June 17, 2010
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.”
• 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