Staff research in Comparative Literature

Our staff  have expertise in a wide range of research areas, including:

  • East-West literary comparison
  • Narrative and metaphor studies across disciplines
  • Literary translation
  • Colonial and post-colonial literatures
  • Literature and film
  • Reworking of classical and traditional storylines
  • Self-lifewriting
  • Cross-cultural study of writing by women

Staff research interests

  • Dr Hilary Chung
    Modern Chinese literature, comparative literature, gender and representation in literature, the poetics of exile.
  • Dr Ruth Diver
    French writers of Russian origin, exile, life-writing, translation, pseudonymous writing, intercultural psychology and literature.
  • Associate Professor Bernadette Luciano
    Italian women writers, Italian film studies, life-writing, translation theory, European studies.