Professor Rebecca Saunders

Professor
Professor of Comparative Literature
  • BIOGRAPHY
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  • CURRENT COURSES
  • ENG 599Sec 21 Rsch & Dissertation
  • ENG 456Sec 1 Studies In World Lit
  • ENG 261Sec 1 Womens Lit Global
  • ENG 150Sec 1 World Lit To 14th C
  • TEACHING INTERESTS
  • Comparative literature; late 19th through 21st century European and African literatures; literary and cultural theory; and continental philosophy.
  • RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Literary and cultural theory; comparative literature; continental philosophy; late 19th and 20th century literatures of Europe and Africa, particularly of France, Greece, the Maghreb, and South Africa; theories of nationalism and globalization; (trans)gender and postcolonial studies; the concept of the foreign; trauma and modernity, transitional justice, human rights, animal studies.
  • Ph D Comparative Literature - 1994
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Wisconsin-Madison
  • Dissertation/Thesis topic: Poetics of Loss: The Modern and its Lamentations
  • MA Comparative Literature - 1988
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Wisconsin-Madison