affiliated faculty

Please note that this list is updated as new faculty are affiliated and is more current than the General Catalog listing.

French and Italian

Prof. Jullien's focuses on nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature and culture, Proust studies, Borges studies, intertextuality and rewriting, travel narratives, representation of the artist in prose fiction, and East-West relations. She is the author of Proust et ses modèles: les Mille et une nuits et les Mémoires de Saint-Simon (1989);  Récits du Nouveau Monde. Les voyageurs français en Amérique de Chateaubriand à nos jours (1992); Les Amoureux de Schéhérazade. Variations modernes sur les Mille et une nuits (2009). [Scheherazade’s Lovers: Modern Variations on the Thousand and One Nights. She edited Foundational Texts of World Literature (2011).


Jim Kearney's teaching and research interests include: early modern literature and culture; Shakespeare; literature and economics; early modern and postmodern ethics; the history of reading; early modern theology and hermeneutics; and literary theory. His first book, The Incarnate Text: Imagining the Book in Reformation England (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009) wan the CCL’s Book of the Year award for 2009. He is currently working on reading as transformation in early modern England and on ethics and economics in Shakespeare’s plays. His work has appeared in a variety of journals and collections, including ELR, Shakespeare Studies, Criticism, JMEMS, the Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare, The Cambridge Guide to the Worlds of Shakespeare, Shakespeare and Hospitality, and Cultural Reformations.

Germanic and Slavic Studies

Prof. Kittler's interdisciplinary research and teaching interests include Western literature from Greek antiquity to the present, philosophy, art history, history of science, media technology and critical theory. He wrote several books on eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century literature, technology and art history, including: Der Turmbau zu Babel und das Schweigen der Sirenen. Über Das Reden, Das Schweigen, die Stimme und die Schrift in vier Texten von Franz Kafka (1985) and Die Geburt des Partisanen aus dem Geist der Poesie. Heinrich von Kleist und die Strategie der Befreiungskriege (1987). With G. Neumann, he co-edited Franz Kafka. Schriftverkehr (1990) and Franz Kafka. Drucke zu Lebzeiten. Kritische Kafka-Ausgabe, two volumes (1996).

Spanish and Portuguese

An award-winning translator, Professor Levine also works on Latin American literature, comparative literary studies, translation studies, literary theory. Her scholarly and critical works include her award-winning literary biography Manuel Puig and the Spider Woman (2000) and her book on the poetics of translation The Subversive Scribe: Translating Latin American Fiction (1991, 2009). Professor Levine's most recent translations are included in the five-volume Penguin Classics series of Jorge Luis Borges’s poetry and essays: she is the general editor of this series, & editor of the volume On Writing.

East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies

Xiaorong Li's areas of research are concerned with gender and literary production, women's writings, literati culture, and literary trends in the late imperial period (ca. 1500–1900).  She also conducts research on women poets in classical Chinese poetry in Japan and Korea from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries.
She published Women’s Poetry of Late Imperial China: Transforming the Inner Chambers (2012).