Comparative Literature at UCI Faculty
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NameTitle; Areas of Interest
Ackbar Abbas
M.Phil., University of Hong Hong; Professor of Comparative Literature and Film and Media Studies
(globalization, Hong Kong and Chinese culture, postcoloniality, critical theory)
Eyal Amiran
Ph.D., University of Virginia; Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Film and
Media Studies
(twentieth-century fiction, postmodernism, digital media, textual theory)
David Theo Goldberg
Ph.D., City University of New York; Professor of Comparative Literature, Anthropology and Criminology, Law, and Society
(South Africa, race and racism, social and political theory, and legal studies)
Adriana M. Johnson
Ph.D., Duke University; Associate Professor of Comparative Literature
(Latin American literature, 19th- and 20th-century Latin America, cultural and postcolonial studies)
Arlene Keizer
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1996; Associate Professor of English, Comparative Literature and African American Studies
Jane O. Newman
Ph.D., Princeton University; Professor of Comparative Literature
(16th- and 17-century German literature, contemporary theory and criticism, feminism)
Nasrin Rahimieh
Ph.D., University of Alberta; Howard Baskerville Professor of Humanities, Comparative Literature
(Modern Persian Literature and Culture, Translation, Exile, and Diaspora)
Annette Schlichter
Ph.D., Humboldt University of Berlin; Associate Professor of Comparative Literature
(feminist theory and criticism, queer theory, contemporary American literature and culture)
Beryl Schlossman
Doctorate, University of Paris 7 and Ph.D. The Johns Hopkins University
(comparative literature, film, critical theory, psychoanalysis, poetics, modernity)
Gabriele Schwab
Ph.D., Univ. of Konstanz; UCI Chancellorís Professor of English & Comparative Literature
(contemporary comparative European and American literatures, indigenous literatures,
critical theory, psychoanalysis, cultural theory and literary anthropolo
Rei Terada
Ph.D., Boston University; Professor of Comparative Literature (theory, history of philosophy,
19th- and 20th-century poetry, romanticism)
Ngugi wa Thiong'o
UCI Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature and English and Director of the
International Center
for Writing and Translation (African and Caribbean literatures, theater and film, performance
studies, cultural and political theory)
Georges Van Den Abbeele
Ph.D., Cornell University; Dean of the School of Humanities and Professor of Comparative
(French and European philosophical literature, travel narrative and tourism/migration studies; critical theory and aesthetics)

NameTitle; Areas of Interest
Etienne Balibar
Docteur en philosophie, Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen; Professor Emeriti of European Languages and Studies, and Comparative Literature (critical theory, political philosophy)
Alexander Gelley
Ph.D., Yale University; Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature (18th- and 19th-century European novel, critical theory, narrative theory)
Susan Jarratt
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin; Professor of Comparative Literature, English, and
(histories and theories of rhetoric; composition pedagogy and teacher preparation; feminist
theory and pedagogy)
Juliet Flower MacCannell
Ph.D., Cornell University; Professor Emerita of Comparative Literature and English ( Rousseau, Freud, Lacan, Psychoanlysis and Cultural and Critical theory (film, art, architecture, law); Enlightenment to Modern French literature)
Steven Mailloux
Ph.D., University of Southern California; Professor Emeriti of English and Comparative Literature; Chancellor's Professor of Rhetoric
(History and Theories of Rhetoric; Contemporary Critical Theory; U.S. Cultural Studies)
J. Hillis Miller
Ph.D., Harvard University; Emeritus UCI Distinguished Research Professor of Comparative Literature and English (Victorian literature, critical theory)
Margot Norris
Ph.D., State University of New York, Buffalo; Professor Emerita of English and Comparative Literature
(modern Irish, British, American and Continental modernism; literature and war)
John Carlos Rowe
Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature: Ph.D. State University of New York, Buffalo (American literature, modern literature, critical theory)