Research in Comparative Literature

Angelika Bammer, Director of Research

The Department of Comparative Literature's curriculum encompasses a dynamic range of research conducted through several processes such as CPLT 495RW Honors Thesis, CPLT 497R Supervised Reading, study abroad, internships, colloquiums, symposiums, conferences, publications, etc.
Please refer to examples below of some research done by our remarkable undergraduates:

Recent Highlights:

  • Lydia Abedeen
    • Honors Candidate (SP 21)
    • Selected to present "Speak, Beloved: A Study of Trauma Narratives in Literature Now, and Onwards" at Johns Hopkins University’s first annual Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium (SP 20)
    • Selected to present "Speak, Beloved: A Study of Trauma Narratives in Literature Now, and Onwards" at the Engaged Scholar Symposium, University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley (SP 20)
    • Association of Research Libraries Fellowship for Digital & Inclusive Excellence (FA 19)
    • Published in The Ordinary Chaos of Being Human: Tales From Many Muslim Worlds (Penguin Anthology) - Creative nonfiction piece on the trauma of war rape during the Bangladeshi liberation war from Dr. Angelika Bammer's CPLT/ENG 389 course from Spring 2018 (FA 19)
    • IDEAS Fellow (19-20)
    • Presented poster in SURE Symposium entitled "Speak, Beloved: A Study of Trauma Narratives in Literature Now, and Onwards" (SU 19)
  • Emir Brown
    • Selected to present "CONSTITUENT: A Multiracial Exploration of the Academic Hivemind" at Johns Hopkins University’s first annual Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium (SP 20)
  • Tania Ndirangu
    • Honors Candidate (SP 21)
    • Presented "Posthuman Postcolonialism" in the Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium (SP 20)
    • Participated in the Research Partners Program (RPP) (19-20)
    • Published "On Speech and Silence in Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky" in the Emory University Journal of Asian Studies (SP 20)
    • Published “The Aesthetics of Suffering” in the Emory University Journal of Asian Studies (SP 19)
  • Amon Pierson
    • Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow (20-22) | Field/Specialization: TBA
  • Aspasia Sparages
    • Honors Candidate (FA 20)
    • ICDS: Costa Rica Study Abroad (SP 20)
  • Abram Tapia
    • Honors Thesis (summa cum laude): "Selling Exploitation, Buying Consent: A Reading of Advertising in Ecuador" (SP 20)
    • Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow (18-20) | Field/Specialization: Twentieth-century Continental Philosophy and Literary Theory, Race and Postcolonial Theory, Feminism and Queer Theory, Animal Studies and Ecocriticism
  • Chad Tucker
    • Honors Thesis (summa cum laude): "Black Trans* Ontology in the Wake of Afro-Pessimism" (SP 20)
  • Jiin Woo
    • CPLT 497R Supervised Reading
  • Esra Yener
    • IES Vienna: European Society & Culture / Music Study Abroad Program (FA 19)